Lanterns & Tombstones Cemetery Tour: Honoring Our Veterans Set For Friday, July 5th

The Fourth Tour of Season Three through the Historic Columbia Cemetery Walking Tour, will take place Friday night in conjunction with Columbia’s “To-the-Nines” downtown event.

Dave Thomas and Mike Watson will lead participants through various parts of the 210+ year old graveyard, pointing out bits of interesting lore along the way.

This is a walking tour through the historic cemetery and participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and their enthusiasm. Small flashlights will be provided to aid you in winding your way on the Tour.

The Tour will take place each month throughout the year—April through September, culminating with the annual Silent City Tour of 2024. Each month the Tour and narration will be different from previous months.

There will be some specific information repeated each month for emphasis and to inform those who have not previously been on the Tour.

The Tour will form at the edge of the Judicial Center parking area at Monroe Street, and will proceed up the drive to the Historic Cemetery. We will return to the same location.

Hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Adair Heritage Association, Adair Genealogical Society, and Adair County Public Library’s Genealogy & History Research Center.

For more information:; or call the Research Center, 270-380-1024 or

Mike Watson and Dave Thomas

(Michael C. Watson – Genealogy & History Research Center At The Adair County Public Library)