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Broken Column Headstones
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This category is for Broken Column headstones/monuments found in cemeteries; however, Broken Column headstones/monuments found outside a cemetery will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This is for columns that were intentionally constructed to appear broken to denote a life cut short.
Expanded Description:

This category is for listing Broken Column headstones/monuments found in cemeteries only; however, we will consider Broken Column headstones/monuments found outside a cemetery on a case-by-case basis. Broken Columns are usually in the classical Greek style or with a tapering shaft. They are said to denote the burial spot of a person whose life was cut short. They are also sometimes used to depict the loss of the head of a family.

Although headstones in the shape of tree stumps or trees with broken branches symbolize a life cut short similar to broken column headstones, they are not the focus of this category. We are only accepting headstones that are true broken columns, which are usually in the classical Greek style or with a tapering shaft.

NOTE: This category is not intended for the posting of vandalized headstones. Rather it is for columns that were intentionally constructed to appear broken to denote a life cut short.

At a minimum, Broken Column headstones can be found in Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. We suspect they occur in many other countries around the world as well. We'll update this list as Broken Column headstones/monuments are posted in other countries.

Below are photos of a couple of examples of what would be accepted.

                

Instructions for Posting a Broken Column Headstones Waymark:

Broken Column headstones/monuments should not be confused with Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/Monuments or Obelisks. Those types of markers can be posted under those categories.

1. NAME: The title of the waymark should include the surname on the headstone/monument, the name of the cemetery, and its location.

Example 1: Smith - Forest Lawn Cemetery - Tampa, FL

Example 2: Scobie - Ballarat Old Cemetery - Ballarat, Australia

2. COORDINATES: Please post coordinates taken near to the headstone/monument. If there are any barriers near the headstone/monument, please do not cross them to get coordinates.

3. PHOTO: At least one original photograph (taken by you) showing the entire headstone/monument (this should be the default photo) must be included with your waymark. Extra photos with interesting close-ups, side views, and/or the surrounding area would be nice additions, but are not required. If possible, please also include a photo of the cemetery sign where the headstone/monument is located. A GPSr photo is not required.

4. DESCRIPTION: Include as much information as you can find about the headstone/monument and the cemetery where it is located. Include any and all names listed on the headstone/monument. If you know anything of the history of the headstone/monument or the person(s) being memorialized, please include this as well.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. However, if the waymark is written in a language other than English, an English translation is required. The English translation does not need to be perfect, just clear enough for the Officers and other viewers to understand what the waymark is about. And, as always, please cite your sources. Thank you!

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
When visiting a waymark, please take an original picture of the headstone/monument (nothing should be placed on it). Logs that include photos representing any form of disrespectful behavior will be subject to deletion.
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Broken Column HeadstonesEva Butler - Greenleaf Cemetery - Brownwood, TX

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A broken column monument marks the final resting place of Eva Butler in historic Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/13/2021

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesForslund- Ängelholm cemerery - Ängelholm , Sweden

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The grave of Therese Helena Forslund.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dvddragon

location: Skåne, Sweden

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesSchmidt - Kirkegården ved Gormsgade - Esbjerg, Danmark

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En knækket søjle som gravsten på Kirkegården ved Gormsgade.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 10/12/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesAndersson - Hjärnarps cemerery - Hjärnarps, Sweden

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The grave of Svante Andersson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dvddragon

location: Skåne, Sweden

date approved: 10/12/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesHolland - St Mary's Churchyard - Astbury, Cheshire, UK.

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The broken column headstone for Willie & Nellie Holland is located in the churchyard of St Mary's Church on Peel Lane in the village of Astbury.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/12/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesPollock - Warrenton Cemetery - Warrenton, VA

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Grave for two brothers located within the Warrenton Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/17/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesRichard & Phoebe Edith Taylor - Kirk Braddan Cemetery - Braddan, Isle of Man

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The broken column headstone for Richard and Phoebe Edith Taylor is to be found in the Kirk Braddan Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesHansson- Härslöv cemerery - Härslöv, Sweden

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The siblings grave of Hansson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dvddragon

location: Skåne, Sweden

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesJönsson - Ottarp cemerery - Ottarp, Sweden

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The grave of August Jönsson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dvddragon

location: Skåne, Sweden

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesNordstrand- Landskrona cemerery - Landskrona , Sweden

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The family grave of Samuel Nordstrand.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dvddragon

location: Skåne, Sweden

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesJönsson- Asmundtorp cementry - Asmundtorp, Sweden

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The family grave of Nils P. Jönsson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dvddragon

location: Skåne, Sweden

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesSöderberg- Landskrona cemerery - Landskrona , Sweden

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The family grave of Axel Söderberg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dvddragon

location: Skåne, Sweden

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesSvensson - Glumslövs cemerery - Glumslöv, Sweden

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The grave of Per Svensson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dvddragon

location: Skåne, Sweden

date approved: 9/12/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesBrandt - Rebbelberga cemerery - Ängelholm, Sweden

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The grave of family Brandt.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dvddragon

location: Skåne, Sweden

date approved: 9/7/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesWilliam Karran Kermode - Kirk Braddan Cemetery - Braddan, Isle of Man

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The broken column headstone for William Karran Kermode is to be found in the Kirk Braddan Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 9/7/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesCorfitzon - Brunnby cemerery - Brunnby, Sweden

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Adolf Herman Corfitzon grave

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dvddragon

location: Skåne, Sweden

date approved: 9/7/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesGilbert Huff - Simonds Cemetery - Prince Edward County, ON

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One of two such stones close together, this one dedicated to Gilbert Huff and his family.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 8/1/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesBrophy - Notre Dames Cemetery - Vanier, ON

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This broken column headstone is located in Lot 1008, Section Q of the Notre Dame Cemetery in the Vanier section of Ottawa, Ontario,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Burrow

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/23/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesRoy Allen Sillar - Compton Chamberlayne War Graves - Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire

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A broken column headstone of Capt. Roy Allen Sillar, in the Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/17/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesEdgar W. Haass - Woodmen of the World Cemetery - Hondo, TX

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His life cut short in what appears to be from a fall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/10/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesCharlotte Lallier - Fairview Cemetery - Denison, TX

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A broken column monument marks the final resting place of Charlotte Lallier in Fairview Cemetery, Denison, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/1/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesCrouch - Balmoral Cementery - Morningside - QLD - Australia

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Grave of Frank Crouch

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Queensland, Australia

date approved: 3/11/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column Headstonescolonne brisee du cimetiere de Dey, Prin Deyrancon

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a tomb in the cemetery of the Dey church. une tombe du cimetiere de l'eglise de Dey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 2/29/2020

last visited: 12/1/2020

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Broken Column HeadstonesFamille Desormeaux (Paris, Ile-de-France, France)

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[FR] Tombe surmontée d'une colonne brisée située à Paris. [EN] Tomb surmounted by a broken column located in Paris.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeBourguignon

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 2/26/2020

last visited: never

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Broken Column HeadstonesEdward & Mary Coates - Canwick Road Old Cemetery - Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Broken column headstone in Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Lincoln, in memory of Edward & Mary Coates.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/29/2020

last visited: never

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