A Walk Through Time


We invite you to take a step back in time to meet some of Etowah County’s most memorable residents.  You will hear their personal stories told by modern day citizens clad in period dress as you stroll from gravesite to gravesite.  Many of the portrayers are actual descendants of the individuals whose stories they tell.


“A Walk Through Time” is an annual event with the next scheduled day being Sunday, October 15, 2016 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar the Countdown has begun

Admission is “donations only” with the proceeds being used to preserve the history and dignity of Forrest Cemetery. 

Parking will be at the old Gadsden High School (12th Street between Chestnut and Walnut Street) and trolley service is available from there to the main gate of Forrest Cemetery.   Trolleys will also return patrons to the school parking lot.

A limited number of golf cart shuttles will be available inside the cemetery for those who might need them.  These golf carts will stop at the shuttle stop marked on the maps available to patrons as they enter the cemetery.

Information provided by Craig L.W. Boden and the Board of A Walk Through Time


A WALK THROUGH TIME - Preserving the history and dignity of Forrest Cemetery

Dr. O.R. Grimes is portrayed

by his grandson, Dee Grimes


Dr. Mercer Rowe is portrayed by his grandson, Dr. Clay Rowe.

Judge Bobby Junkins as

Judge Lemuel Hamlin

May Cathey is portrayed by Cynthia McGinnis.

James Clarence Inzer is portrayed by his grandson,

Craig Inzer, Jr.

We would like to thank our A Walk Through Time 2016 Sponsors

Doris & Gregory Bennett

Acme Brick

Carol & Danny Carlisle

Charlotte Cohn

Collier-Butler Funeral Home

Copeland & Copeland

Cunningham Law

Alice & Greg Cusimano

Judy & Tom Dawson

Jana & Mac Downs

Walter Duke

Lucy W. Edwards BBVA Compass

Exchange Bank

Connie & John Floyd

Forrest Cemetery


Forrest Cemetery Foundation

Frios Gourmet Pops

City of  Gadsden

Gadsden Foot Clinic

Gadsden Golf Carts

GSCC Social Science Division

GHS Class of ’54 & ’55

Ken Godfrey

Greater Gadsden  Alabama

Katie & Larry Grimes

Steve Hildebrant

Hindsman P.C.

Alice & Vyvyan Hughes

Joan Inzer

Peggy & Richard Jones

Tut Jordan

Judge Bobby Junkins

Julia Nolen Knox

Joanie Leach

Life Matters Christian Counseling

Pudden &  Jim McArthur

Lynn Meighan Little, Mary Spence Meighan Mercer, John Herbert Meighan, III

Modern Woodman of America

Cheryl & Alan Moorer

M. Kay Moore

Jane & Lucian Newman

Becky & Phil Owen

Greta & Larry Payne

Tammy & Clay Rowe

Katherine Rowe

Plumbers Wholesale

Riverside Pharmacy

Shannon, Banks, & Smith

Patricia E. Sherman Architect

Kathy & Bob Sisson

Turnbach, Warren, Lloyd, Fredrick, and Smith

The Union Jack Café

The United Daughters of the Confederacy

Video Memories

Augusta Waters

Peggy Wetzel

Xi Alpha Pi Sorority