Popular Moonlight Tour of Lone Oak Cemetery

Popular Moonlight Tour of Lone Oak Cemetery
 
Posted Date:9/24/2014
The Moonlight Tour at Lone Oak Cemetery is a popular part of the fall season as an educational and entertaining visit to one of Leesburg’s most historic locations. 

This special event on Oct. 9 features tours by longtime Leesburg residents and descendants of the area’s most prominent early families who provide a unique, night visit to the cemetery and its most notable burial sites. The night sky should make an ideal setting with a full moon expected the previous evening. 

Tours will highlight notable gravesites dating back to 1867 including Leesburg’s namesake, Evander Lee, and the Morris family, who resided in Leesburg’s historic Mote-Morris home. 
Other stops will highlight William Henry and Ida Kate Fahs and the Beyers family. Find out how wild-west sharpshooter Annie Oakley became part of Lone Oak history. 

Other cemetery tour features include the historic site of the area’s first school and churches, special monuments and Lone Oak’s Pet Haven. The event also will include a fundraising raffle, singers from Carousel Theater Productions and a display of books from local authors. 
Tours are offered every 20 minutes from 6 to 8 p.m. Last tour begins at 7:30 p.m. 

Lone Oak Cemetery is located at 306 Thomas Ave. in Leesburg. Admission is free – donations will be accepted. Proceeds of the moonlight tour benefit the Lone Oak Cemetery. For more information, call (352) 326-9085. 

Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 21,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water, wastewater and fiber-optic public utilities. Leesburg also is a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit www.leesburgflorida.gov.