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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 TombstonesNellie Nimmo -- Roselawn Cemetery, Denton TX

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The elaborate raised-bier homemade tombstone for Nellie Nimmo at Roselawn -- the most elaborate homemade grave we have ever seen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/26/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCharles E. "Red" Barnett -- Roselawn Cemetery, Denton TX

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The grave of "Red" Barnett, marked with a large rock of local red sandstone and the temprary funeral home marker at Roselawn Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/26/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesUnknown ~ Cedar Grove Community in Bloomingdale, Tennessee

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A small Churchyard Cemetery in the Cedar Grove Community of Bloomingdale.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/19/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesDorothy Lappin Stapp - Philadephia Cemetery - Gober, TX

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A homemade grave marker is at the final resting place of Dorothy (Lappin) Stapp, in Philadephia Cemetery, Gober, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesThomas - El Campo Community Cemetery, El Campo, TX

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El Campo Community Cemetery is located at the end of Jesse Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJulia Mae Farrow - El Campo Community Cemetery, El Campo, TX

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El Campo Community Cemetery is located at the end of Jesse Street, off of West Loop Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesAdermay Royborn - El Campo Community Cemetery, El Campo, TX

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El Campo Community Cemetery is located off West Loop Road at the end of Jesse Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGertrude Manciaz - El Campo Community Cemetery, El Campo, TX

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El Campo Community Cemetery is located off of West Loop Road on Jesse Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBaird Daughter - Kirkland Cemetery - Kirkland, TX

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The final resting place of the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Baird is marked by a slab of concrete, into which a handmade inscription was etched. This young lady only lived a few days.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/8/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesUnknown - Cimetières de ursulines - Amboise - France

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Une tombe inconnue dans le cimetière classé d'Amboise. An unknown grave in the cemetery of Amboise.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Centre, France

date approved: 2/6/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesHarrison - Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, TX

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Matching handmade markers for a husband and wife in Historic Matagorda Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 2/3/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesTonja Hargrove - Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, TX

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A recent handmade headstone (2012) in the Historic Matagorda Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 2/3/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesUnknown - Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, TX

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Matagorda Cemetery is the final resting place for almost 1,600. With its first burial taking place in 1830 there is almost two hundred years of history in this cemetery,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 2/3/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesFrank Holt - Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, TX

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Matagorda Cemetery is the final resting place for almost 1,600. With its first burial taking place in 1830 there is almost two hundred years of history in this cemetery,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 2/3/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesNina Hannold -- Big Bend NP TX

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A lonely grave at the end of a short trail tells a tragic tale of a Big Bend pioneer family

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/31/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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Homemade TombstonesBarney Tucker - Newport Cemetery - Newport, TX

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The final resting place of Barney Tucker, in Newport Cemetery, is marked by a sandstone marker with a rough, hand-made inscription.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/31/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJ.R. Hood - Newport Cemetery - Newport, TX

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A homemade sandstone headstone marks the final resting place of J.R. Hood, among the field stones in Newport Cemetery, Newport, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesH.M. and Frances C. Coffee - Fargo Cemetery - Fargo, TX

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A simple but eye-catching wooden grave marker is at the final resting places of H.M. and Frances C. Coffee, in Fargo Cemetery, Fargo, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/27/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesLala Quintero Cedillo - Payne Cemetery, El Campo, TX

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Payne Cemetery is located at the end of Jesse Street, opposite El Campo Community Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/26/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesElvira Q. Ramos - Payne Cemetery, El Campo, TX

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Payne Cemetery is located at the end of Jesse Street, opposite El Campo Community Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/26/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJ. D. Carta -- Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ozona TX

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The homemade tombstone for J. D. Carta at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ozona TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/19/2017

last visited: 12/21/2016

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Homemade TombstonesMrs. Fr. Felker - Hibbit Cemetery - Near Sturgeon, TX

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A homemade sandstone headstone is at the final resting place of "Mrs. Fr. Felker", in Hibbit Cemetery, near Sturgeon, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/18/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMaggie. M. Banks - Pilgrims, Knights and Daughters Cemetery, Rosharon, TX

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Pilgrims, Knights and Daughters Cemetery, also known as Daughters Cemetery and Pilgrim Cemetery, is located about a mile west of Rosharon on FM 1462.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/18/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGeorge Lundy - Pilgrims, Knights and Daughters Cemetery, Rosharon, TX

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Pilgrims, Knights and Daughters Cemetery, also known as Daughters Cemetery and Pilgrim Cemetery, is located about a mile west of Rosharon on FM 1462.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/18/2017

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWalt Prevo - Brownsboro Cemetery - Brownsboro, OR

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One of a few homemade tombstones in Brownsboro Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/14/2017

last visited: never

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