St. Clair And Etowah GravesheltersFriday, 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:
There's a Revolutionary War Soldier here too:
There's another of these cement graveshelters at Old Harmony Cemetery in Etowah County: