Friday, March 28, 2008

Oldest tombstone in county on 'tour'

Lory and Larry Payne, members of the Southern Fauquier Historical Society, will present a pictorial tour of local family cemeteries at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the Bealeton Library, (540) 439-9728.

The tour will highlight the graves of Fauquier veterans from the French and Indian and Revolutionary wars and the War of 1812. Included in the program is the oldest known inscribed tombstone in Fauquier County.

The couple will also instruct attendees on how to research a cemetery and how to help report and preserve these fading historical resources.