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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 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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Homemade TombstonesUnknown child's grave -- Curtis Cemetery, Weatherford TX

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A handmade local stone grave of a child whose name has now been lost to history, at Curtis Cemetery near downtown Weatherford.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 9/13/2014

last visited: 9/15/2014

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Homemade TombstonesUnk. Moya -- San Antonio Roman catholic Cemetery, San Antonio NM

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A concrete cross made of concrete and decorated with landscaping rock adorn the graves of a Moya family member buried in the San Antonio NM Roman Catholic Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: New Mexico

date approved: 9/10/2014

last visited: 9/12/2014

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Homemade TombstonesCristina Ramoncito Baca -- San Antonio Roman Catholic Cem., San Antonio NM

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The handmade tombstone for Cristina Ramoncito Baca at San Antonio Roman Catholic cemetery in San Antonio NM

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: New Mexico

date approved: 9/10/2014

last visited: 9/12/2014

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Homemade TombstonesL.B. - Old Ebenezer Cemetery, Abbeville, SC

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Located in the Old Ebenezer Cemetery on Millers Mill Rd, in Abbeville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: South Carolina

date approved: 9/8/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJames N. Lomax - Old Ebenezer Cemetery, Abbeville, SC

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Located in the Old Ebenezer Cemetery on Millers Mill Rd, in Abbeville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: South Carolina

date approved: 9/8/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCynthia A Lomax Keller - Old Ebenezer Cemetery, Abbeville, SC

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Located in the Old Ebenezer Cemetery on Millers Mill Rd, in Abbeville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: South Carolina

date approved: 9/8/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCharles M. Dasnby - Old Ebenezer Cemetery - Abbeville, SC

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Located in the Old Ebenezer Cemetery on Millers Mill Rd, in Abbeville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: South Carolina

date approved: 9/8/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJarett Cook ~ Hatfield Cemetery ~ Chrystal Block, West Virginia.

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There are several Homemade Tombstones here in the Hatfield Cemetery where the infamous Devil Anse Hatfield is buried.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

location: West Virginia

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJack Daniels Jenkins, Cox Cemetery - Monett, MO

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A scribed, concrete tombstone at the small Cox Cemetery in rural Lawrence County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: 9/1/2014

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Homemade TombstonesVirgil D. Baldwin - Rock Point Pioneer Cemetery

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This homemade tombstone is one of many to be found here in this pioneer cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesDoris Mae Miner - Rock Point Pioneer Cemetery

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This homemade tombstone is one of many to be found here in this pioneer cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesFred Blackert - Rock Point Pioneer Cemetery

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This homemade tombstone is one of many to be found here in this pioneer cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGene Freehill - Rock Point Pioneer Cemetery

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This homemade tombstone is one of many to be found here in this pioneer cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesElizabeth Blackert - Rock Point Pioneer Cemetery

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This homemade tombstone is one of many to be found here in this pioneer cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMichael H. Degan - Chinn's Chapel Cemetery - Copper Canyon, TX

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Hand-inscribed sandstone headstone for Michael H. Degan, in historic Chinn's Chapel Cemetery, Copper Canyon, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/14/2014

last visited: 7/31/2014

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Homemade TombstonesTheadore Ted Steele - K of P Cemetery - Lizton, IN

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This home made marker, in the shape of a cross, is made from 1-1/2 inch diameter white plastic waste pipe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/12/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMartha Stanberry, Kings Prairie Cemetery, Monett, MO

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A damaged, simple stone grave marker for Martha Stanberry in the Kings Prairie graveyard in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/9/2014

last visited: 8/9/2014

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Homemade TombstonesHattie Settle & Children - Swisher Cemetery - Lake Dallas, TX

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Four very simple stone markers are at the grave of mother, Hattie Settle, and at those of her three children, in historic Swisher Cemetery, Lake Dallas, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/6/2014

last visited: 7/31/2014

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Homemade TombstonesLaura Bailey - Cold Spring Cemetery - Veedersburg, IN

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Home made white painted concrete marker for Laura Bailey, at the Cold Spring Cemetery, north of Veedersburg, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/3/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGeorge Bailey - Cold Spring Cemetery - Veedersburg, IN

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Home made white painted concrete marker for George Bailey, at the Cold Spring Cemetery, north of Veedersburg, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/3/2014

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJames Hardeman Garrison - Swisher Cemetery - Lake Dallas, TX

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Hand-inscribed sandstone headstone for James Hardeman Garrison, in historic Swisher Cemetery, Lake Dallas, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/3/2014

last visited: 7/31/2014

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Homemade TombstonesEdward Tisdale - Chinn's Chapel Cemetery - Copper Canyon, TX

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Hand-inscribed sandstone headstone for Edward Tisdale, in historic Chinn's Chapel Cemetery, Copper Canyon, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/2/2014

last visited: 7/31/2014

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Homemade TombstonesEugene Porter - Chinn's Chapel Cemetery - Copper Canyon, TX

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Hand-inscribed sandstone headstone for Eugene Porter, in historic Chinn's Chapel Cemetery, Copper Canyon, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/2/2014

last visited: 7/31/2014

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Homemade TombstonesMartha Minerva Lamm Russell - Clinton Cemetery - Clinton, TX

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A homemade headstone marks the grave of Martha Minerva Lamm Russell in historic Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/31/2014

last visited: 7/23/2014

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