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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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Image for Unknown - Le cimetière de Huisseau sur Cosson - Huisseau sur Cosson, Franceview gallery

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Broken Column HeadstonesUnknown - Le cimetière de Huisseau sur Cosson - Huisseau sur Cosson, France

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Des colonnes brisées sur d'anciennes tombes du cimetières de Husseau sur Cosson. Columns broken on old graves of the cemetery of Husseau on Cosson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 4/12/2017

last visited: 5/3/2017

Image for Anglade - Cimetière de la Salle - Tours, Franceview gallery

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Broken Column HeadstonesAnglade - Cimetière de la Salle - Tours, France

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[F] Cette colonne tombale brisée se trouve à Tours en Indre-et-Loire. [E] This broken column headstone is located in Tours, Centre-Val de Loire, France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chickilim

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 3/19/2017

last visited: 5/16/2017

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Broken Column HeadstonesGuillemain - Cimetière de la Salle - Tours, France

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[F] Cette colonne tombale brisée se trouve à Tours en Indre-et-Loire. [E] This broken column headstone is located in Tours, Centre-Val de Loire, France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chickilim

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 3/19/2017

last visited: 5/16/2017

Image for Ballanger/Lemaire - Cimetière de la Salle - Tours, Franceview gallery

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[F] Cette colonne brisée se trouve à Tours en Indre-et-Loire. [E] This broken column headstone is located in Tours, Centre-Val de Loire, France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chickilim

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 3/19/2017

last visited: 5/16/2017

Image for Léon Gadin - Cimetière Municipal - Monts, Centre, Franceview gallery

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Broken Column HeadstonesLéon Gadin - Cimetière Municipal - Monts, Centre, France

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[FR] Colonne brisée située à Monts. [EN] Broken column located in Monts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member celene37

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 1/18/2018

last visited: 1/18/2018

Image for Juette/Besnard - Cimetière Municipal - Chinon, Centre, Franceview gallery

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[FR] Colonne brisée située à Chinon. [EN] Broken column located in Chinon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeBourguignon

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 1/1/2018

last visited: never

Image for Houdin - Cimetière de Moigny sur Ecole - Moigny sur Ecole, Franceview gallery

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Broken Column HeadstonesHoudin - Cimetière de Moigny sur Ecole - Moigny sur Ecole, France

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Cette colonne tombale brisée se trouve dans le cimetière de Moigny sur Ecole, dans l'Essonne / This broken tomb column is located in the cemetery of Moigny sur Ecole, in Essonne

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GwenanDu

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 3/22/2017

last visited: 6/19/2019

Image for Quatre sergents de La Rochelle - Cimetière Montparnasse - Paris, Franceview gallery

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Broken Column HeadstonesQuatre sergents de La Rochelle - Cimetière Montparnasse - Paris, France

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Quatre sergents de La Rochelle - Cimetière Montparnasse Four Sergeants of La Rochelle - Montparnasse cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Al-cab

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 12/22/2014

last visited: 1/31/2021

Image for Marche - Cimetière de Lavausseau - Nouvelle Aquitaine, Franceview gallery

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Broken Column HeadstonesMarche - Cimetière de Lavausseau - Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

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[FR] Une colonne brisée dans le cimetière du village de Lavausseau. [EN] A broken column in the cemetery of the village of Lavausseau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 12/26/2019

last visited: 1/30/2020

Image for Getonne - Cimetière de Lavausseau -, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Franceview gallery

SWSW155 km

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Broken Column HeadstonesGetonne - Cimetière de Lavausseau -, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

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[FR] Un petit pont sur La Boivre dans le village de Lavausseau. [EN] A little bridge to cross La Boivre River in Lavausseau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 12/26/2019

last visited: 1/30/2020

Image for Famille Desormeaux (Paris, Ile-de-France, France)view gallery

NENE158.4 km

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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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