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Homemade Tombstones
Description:
This category is for listing tombstones/gravemarkers that were not professionally made. Many are made from semi-permanent materials such as untreated wood or unpainted metal.
Expanded Description:
Homemade tombstones can be very simple or very elaborate. They are sometimes placed out of economic necessity. However, they should not be considered a cheap replacement. They are often very personal tributes and give a great deal of insight into the deceased.

Because of the semi- or non-permanent nature of these markers, many of these markers erode or corrode away. Waymarking them is a way of recording their existance and sharing these tributes for the future.

Roadside tributes, such as wooden crosses placed at the scene of a fatal accident, will not be accepted. The homemade tombstone must be at an actual grave.

The tombstone must be for a human, not an animal.

Some examples of handmade tombstones:
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Cesino Cielli
Richard "Ricky" Thomas Hickman
We ask that all activities related to the posting or visiting of Waymarks in this category take place showing the utmost respect for the deceased, their families, and the surrounding area. Always keep in mind that activities within any cemetery can be a point of great sensitivity among individuals both within and outside of our community. Do not touch, deface, or place items directly on markers or headstones. Please act appropriately and responsibly when you are in the area of these final resting places, including observing all posted hours of access.
Instructions for Posting a Homemade Tombstones Waymark:
Coordinates at the tombstone are required. If there are barriers near the tombstone, please do not cross them to get your coordinates. A photo of the tombstone is also required. (Please do NOT include your GPS in the photo.) In the long description, please include all names and text found on the tombstone.

Other information, such as details about the deceased or a description of the style of the marker, are appreciated. The variables -- material used and dates of birth and death -- are optional, but appreciated.

Please name your Waymark with the name of the deceased, followed by either the name of the cemetery or the location: "Bill Jones, XYZ Cemetery" or "Bob Smith, Anytown, USA."

If there are several homemade tombstones clustered together, please waymark them as a single group, rather than as several individual markers. You can always upload photos of the individual markers when you post your waymark.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To help give a different perspective and to better the Waymark for future visitors please tell us about your visit and upload a favorite photograph you took of the tombstone. Although visiting this waymark in person is the only thing required of you to receive credit for your visit, taking the time to add this information is greatly appreciated.

Logs which include photographs representing any form of disrespectful behavior will be subject to deletion.
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Homemade TombstonesSpaulding Baby - Hwy 299 Cedar Pass - Modoc County, CA

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This out of place grave with a homemade headstone is located just north of Hwy 299, between Alturas and Cedarville, CA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 10/27/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesC D - Hickman Cemetery, Washburn, MO

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A simple stone marker with only the initials C D at the Hickman Cemetery near Washburn in Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/26/2014

last visited: 10/26/2014

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Homemade TombstonesUnknown - Hickman Cemetery, Washburn, MO

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A rock grave marker that may have been vandalized at the Hickman Cemetery west of Washburn in Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/26/2014

last visited: 10/26/2014

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Homemade TombstonesA.S., J.S., and M.A.S. - Little Elm Cemetery - Little Elm, TX

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Three hand-inscribed sandstone headstones mark the graves of A.S., J.S., and M.A.S., in Little Elm Cemetery, Little Elm, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/26/2014

last visited: 10/23/2014

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Homemade TombstonesE.S. Morton - Little Elm Cemetery - Little Elm, TX

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A sandstone marker is at the grave of Ernest S. Morton, in Little Elm Cemetery, Little Elm, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/25/2014

last visited: 10/23/2014

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Homemade TombstonesEmma D. Mitchell - Chinn's Chapel Cemetery - Copper Canyon, TX

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Hand-inscribed sandstone headstone for Emma D. Mitchell, in historic Chinn's Chapel Cemetery, Copper Canyon, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/23/2014

last visited: 7/31/2014

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Homemade TombstonesAlpha A. Lewis - Stony Cemetery - Stony, TX

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A hand-carved stone marker is at the grave of Alpha A. Lewis, in Stony Cemetery, Stony, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/23/2014

last visited: 12/26/2013

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Homemade TombstonesCrowder Children - Chinn's Chapel Cemetery - Copper Canyon, TX

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A dual handcarved, sandstone headstone marks the graves of two Crowder children, in historic Chinn's Chapel Cemetery, Copper Canyon, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/23/2014

last visited: 7/31/2014

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Homemade TombstonesClarence H. and Tennie D. Lemons, Concord Cemetery, Ridgley, MO

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Two names etched into a concrete block grave marker for both husband and wife, Lemons, at Concord Cemetery in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 10/19/2014

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Homemade TombstonesClara E. Daniel, Concord Cemetery, Ridgley, MO

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Rock grave marker for Clara Elizabeth Daniel at Concord Cemetery in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 10/19/2014

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Homemade TombstonesAmbrose C. Doty, Concord Cemetery, Ridgley, MO

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An etched concrete slab grave marker for Ambrose Calvert Doty at Concord Cemetery in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 10/19/2014

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Homemade TombstonesThomas Stephens, Concord Cemetery, Ridgley, MO

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A simple hand-etched concrete slab grave marker for Thomas Stephens at Concord Cemetery in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 10/19/2014

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Homemade TombstonesCyrus E. Chapman, Concord Cemetery, Ridgley, MO

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A painted-rock grave marker for a little boy at Concord Cemetery in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 10/19/2014

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Homemade TombstonesDavid L. Daniel, Concord Cemetery, Ridgley, MO

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A flat rock grave marker for David Lynn Daniel at Concord Cemetery near Ridgley in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 10/19/2014

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Homemade TombstonesS.R. Quiett ~ Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery ~ TN

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A homade gravestone for S.R. Quiett in Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/15/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesRussell Gregory ~ Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery ~ TN

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A gravemarker for Russell Gregory, founder of Gregory Bald about 1830.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/15/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesThomas R. Glass - Confederate Cemetery - Atoka, OK

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Hand-inscribed sandstone headstone for Thomas R. Glass, in the Confederate Cemetery, on the grounds of the Atoka Museum, Atoka, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/14/2014

last visited: 9/1/2014

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Homemade TombstonesKittie B. Ritter - Spencer Cemetery - Klamath County, OR

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This is one of two homemade tombstones I found at Spencer Cemetery, a pioneer cemetery overlooking the John C. Boyle Reservoir to the south.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/11/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesFrances Spencer - Spencer Cemetery - Klamath County, OR

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This is one of two homemade tombstones I found at Spencer Cemetery, a pioneer cemetery overlooking the John C. Boyle Reservoir to the south.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/11/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMyrtle Bowen ~ Cline Cemetery ~ Pikeville, Kentucky

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A small group of homemade headstones in the Cline cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

location: Kentucky

date approved: 9/25/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCasida Rebecca Cocke ~ Cocke Cemetery ~ Fort Blackmore, Virginia

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A homemade crypt for a young woman the the historic Cocke cemetery in Fort Blackmore, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/22/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBaldwin family members ~ Peters Cemetery ~ Fort Blackmore, Virginia

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Three homemade gravemarkers for Baldwin family members in the Peters Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/22/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesC.H. Harmon ~ Dil's Cemetery ~ Pikeville, Kentucky

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A fairly large group of handmade headstones in the African American section of Dil's Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

location: Kentucky

date approved: 9/21/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMary Ann Gibson ~ Dil's Cemetery ~ Pikeville, Kentucky

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A homemade tombstone for Mary Ann Gibson in Dil's Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

location: Kentucky

date approved: 9/21/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesUnknown ~ Hickory Hill Cemetery ~ Copper Ridge, Virginia.

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A group of unmarked headstones in the Hickory Hill Cemetery near Bellamy, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/16/2014

last visited: never

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