New Bloomfield to celebrate 175th anniversary on Sept. 17

The broken tombstone of Enoch Murry, the man who laid out New Bloomfield in 1836, was found about six inches deep in one corner of the New Bloomfield city cemetery. It will be reassembled and erected in time for the 175th anniversay celebration of the founding of the city.

The broken tombstone of Enoch Murry, the man who laid out New Bloomfield in 1836, was found about six inches deep in one corner of the New Bloomfield city cemetery. It will be reassembled and erected in time for the 175th anniversay celebration of the founding of the city. (Contributed photo)

The city of New Bloomfield is gearing up for a celebration on Sept. 17 to observe the 175th anniversary of the founding of the city in 1836.

Jon Warren, president of the New Bloomfield Area Historical Society, said the celebration will be from 2:30-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.

It begins with parade through New Bloomfield at 2:30 p.m. and ending at the New Bloomfield Cemetery in downtown New Bloomfield.

At the cemetery, the Rev. Jim Shaver, pastor of the Providence Baptist Church in New Bloomfield, will speak about the history of the city.

To finish reading this article, please pick up a copy of The Fulton Sun at a newsstand nearest you or become a subscriber by calling (573) 642-7272.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

| Fulton Sun>