Scott Andersen portrays stonecutter George Meech at the Oct. 9 Ghost Walk. (HCP photo by Jim Jones)
Scott Andersen portrays stonecutter George Meech at the Oct. 9 Ghost Walk. (HCP photo by Jim Jones)
The Greenfield Historical Society’s annual Ghost Walk was held Monday evening, Oct. 9 at the Old Burying Ground. 

One of the evening’s featured speakers was Scott Andersen, who portrayed stonecutter George Meech.

According to the Greenfield Historical Society, while restoring the Old Burying Ground, volunteers found that the same name kept re-appearing. As they cleaned the old stones, they noticed that many of the stones had the signature of George Meech carved on them.  

Scott Andersen and Shirley Shields have researched the life of Meech and determined that he was a stone carver living in Chillicothe who carved stones, including many for the Old Burying Ground. 

Thus, Andersen portrayed Meech during tonight’s Ghost Walk, sharing information on the work of a stone cutter and the artwork found on the old stones.

Other characters in the Ghost Walk included: Mary Milligan, played by Teena Thornton; Elizabeth Linn McMillen, played by Tonia McClanahan; Matthew Kilgore, played by Otis Wagner; Susanna Jane Crothers, played by Susan Long; and Alexander Crawford Sr., played by Danny Long.

– Special thanks to Harold Schmidt, The Greenfield Historical Society