The Delaware County Historical Society will conduct walks through our history and people on a
Oak Grove Cemetery Walk

Cemetery Walk - History Program - Oak Grove Cemetary - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

2017 Oak Grove Cemetery Walk – Interpreters

Meet the citizens from Delaware’s past.  Costumed interpreters will share their stories at tombstones throughout the cemetery.

This year’s tour features ten or more re-enactors portraying the lives 10 or more prominent Delawareans.

Anne Sanborn Clason will tell her Civil War love story with Captain Marshall Clason.  (Anne Sanborn Clason, her sister Amelia Sanborn Hills, and mother, Martha Sanborn donated most of the money to build OWU Sanborn Hall)


Learn about the lives of these amazing Delawareans:

  • Harvey James “H.J.” McCullough – Delaware native, businessman and lumber dealer.
  • Frederick Anthoni Sr. – a French immigrant and founder of one of the first lager beer breweries in the city of Delaware.
  • Franklin B. Sprague – Military officer, explorer, businessman and judge. He explored Crater Lake in Oregon and a river in the area was named for him. Grandson of Forrest Meeker.
  • John D, Van Deman – Delaware native, OWU graduate, lawyer, banker, mayor, and Civil War officer.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 (Rain date Oct. 14)

Oak Grove Cemetery, 334 S Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015

Continuing tours start at 2 pm. Last tour starts at 4:00 pm
Tours last approximately 1 hr 45 mins.
You must be there 10 minute prior to Tour Time.

Parking will be available. Follow signs and guides from Sandusky Street gate.

Please wear proper outdoor attire and comfortable shoes (considerable amount of walking, some over uneven ground).  No handicapped accessibility.
For a map and directions to Oak Grove Cemetery, click here.

This event is a Ticketed Event

$10 Adult Members |$15 Adults Non-Members**|$5 Children (ages 6-17)

** Special one-time offer for non-members: join DCHS as an adult or senior member
and receive a FREE pass for this Cemetery Walk.

Purchase Tickets online at Eventbrite (<– Click for ticketing)

or call 740-369-3831 Ext. 3.

The Society offers programs and events throughout the year, check out this years schedule.

For more information, email

Oak Grove Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery is located at 334 South Sandusky Street in the City of Delaware. Oak Grove was established in 1851 and is the largest cemetery in Delaware County, encompassing about 80 acres and approximately 22,000 interments, including those in the adjoining St. Mary Cemetery. The City of Delaware began operating Oak Grove Cemetery in 2012.

History Program - Cemetery Walk - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio740-369-3831 CRYDER HISTORICAL CENTER
157 East William Street, Delaware
2690 Stratford Road, Delaware