The Woodstock Visitor's Center on Saturday will conduct a walking tour of Enon Cemetery on Main Street north of Ridgewalk Parkway.
The tour, which is free and open to the public, begins at 3 p.m. and will be led by City Historian Juanita Hughes.
About 10 people have signed up so far for the tour, said Kyle Bennett, assistant director of tourism and visitor center operations. Pre-registration is required by calling (770) 924-0406 or e-mailing kbennett@oldetownewood stock.com.
Bennett said the center likes to keep the tours limited to about 15 people, noting it's hard for larger crowds to hear the information shared on the tour.
Mrs. Hughes said the Visitor's Center has received numerous questions about the cemetery's history in the last few months, so she thought it was high time for a tour.
"There's just a renewed interest in it," said Mrs. Hughes, who has led similar tours in downtown Woodstock.
Tourists on Saturday will learn about Woodstock's early settlers buried there and recent changes at the cemetery.
The cemetery is on four acres at the former location of Enon Church, which later was renamed First Baptist Woodstock. The site is near the junction of Little River and Rubes Creek one mile north of the city.
Preservation Woodstock, a nonprofit organization that promotes the city's historic past, earlier this year completed a revitalization project at cemetery.
The organization created a locator system of plots. A small, double-sided kiosk holds an alphabetical listing of all burial sites and where the sites are located. A group of volunteers also cleaned the cemetery's perimeter.
John Whitmire, a member of Preservation Woodstock who organized the revitalization efforts, said the group indexed about 800 names in the cemetery.
There were discrepancies, he said, as to how many burial sites are there, as some sites aren't clearly marked.
Whitmire said he wants to restore about 25 grave markers that need "minimal, immediate attention," but the project still is in the planning stages.
The walking tours held by the Visitor's Center have become popular, Bennett said.
"A lot of people just don't know a lot about their community," Bennett said, adding the popularity led Preservation Woodstock to create brochures so people can conduct self-guided walking tours downtown.
He said the center regularly receives requests for guided tours, which were halted in the summer due to the hot temperatures and the Livable Communities Initiative streetscapes construction project under way downtown.
When the construction is complete, guided tours downtown will resume, he said. Tours of the area where the ruins of the old Rope Mill lie near Little River at Olde Rope Mill Park also are being considered.
Along with learning about the historic points in Woodstock, Mrs. Hughes said the tours give people a connection to the community where they live.
"It will also give them a better sense of our history," she said.