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St. Clair And Etowah Graveshelters

Friday, May 13, 2011

If you've read DFK for a while, you know about graveshelters, the folk custom of covering the final resting place of a loved one with some sort of shelter -- whether it be something that looks like a little house, or it takes on the shape of something that looks more like a gardener's shed or carport (you can find many of them by using the search field at the top-right of this page).

These I found in St. Clair County at Hopewell Cemetery are made of cement:

Graveshelter, Hopewell Cemetery, St. Clair County Alabama

Graveshelters, Hopewell Cemetery, St. Clair County Alabama

There's a Revolutionary War Soldier here too:
Jacob Green, Revolutionary War Soldier, Hopewell Cemetery, St. Clair County Alabama

Jacob Green, Revolutionary War Soldier, Hopewell Cemetery, St. Clair County Alabama

There's another of these cement graveshelters at Old Harmony Cemetery in Etowah County:
Graveshelters, Old Harmony Cemetery, Etowah County AL

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