Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Box Tombs

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Box tombs are fairly common in older cemeteries in western Kentucky. Although most are constructed in a similar fashion, the materials used can vary. The sides are constructed of stone or brick with a flat top, which is smooth enough to be engraved with the name and dates of the deceased. The earth forms the bottom of the tomb and the deceased is buried under ground. Below are some examples of box tombs found in western Kentucky.

These box tombs can be found in Hill Cemetery, off Hwy. 91 in Caldwell County.

The following box tombs can be found in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Princeton, Caldwell County.

This box tomb is located in Mills Pioneer Cemetery, near Salem, Livingston County, Kentucky.

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