A Walk Through Time

Sunday, October 16, 2022

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Rain Date: Oct. 23, 2022

Click here for parking information.

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 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.

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

For your convenience A WALK THROUGH TIME, INC. is a 501(c)(3).

Over the years, A Walk Through Time has donated more than $80,000 to the Forrest Cemetery Foundation.

In recent years, we partnered with the Foundation and the City of Gadsden on the renovation of the cemetery’s Comfort Station.

The renovation includes three additional bathrooms, one of which is the only handicap-accessible bathroom at the cemetery.

We also solely funded the construction of new sidewalks to make these bathrooms completely accessible.

2022 Sponsors

Exchange Bank
Ken Godfrey
Life Insurance Company of Alabama
Network Solutions
Greater Gadsden Area Tourism
Pudden and Jim McArthur
Plumber’s Wholesale
The Cunningham Law Firm
Phil and Becky Owen
Mandy and Bill Hartzog
Neely Henry Lake Association
Charlotte Cohn
Kathy and Bob Sisson
Lynne and Steve Frederick
Shannon, Banks & Smith, Inc.
Alabama Gift Company
Collier-Butler Funeral Home
Carol and Danny Carlisle
Duane Woodliff
Kathi Rhodes
Judi Loveman
Dr. Gordon Isbell, III and Dr. Gordon Isbell, IV
Copeland & Copeland Attorneys at Law
Jane and Lucian Newman
Joanie Leach
Jennifer and John Troncale
Turnbach, Warren, Lloyd, Frederick & Smith, P.C.
The Thursday Study Club
Sherry Clayton
Alice and Greg Cusimano
Life Matters Christian Counseling
Peggy and Johnny Wetzel
Exchange Bank
Torbert & Torbert PA
Artie and Mike Morgan
Cecilia Smith
Bobby Junkins
John Christopher Adams State Farm Agency

Student Quiz

Here are the answers to the 2022 AWTT Student Quiz. “Most Spirited” winners are still being tabulated.

Elementary Schools compete for the “Most Spirited School Award” by registering their students upon entering the cemetery.

Elementary Schools Past Year’s Winners:

  • 2013  R.A. Mitchell
  • 2014  Eura Brown
  • 2015  Eura Brown
  • 2016  St. James Catholic School
  • 2017  A tie between R. A. Mitchell & Eura Brown
  • 2018  Eura Brown
  • 2019 R.A. Mitchell
  • 2020 No event
  • 2021 Eura Brown

Parking Information

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.