For this edition of Photo Monument, columnist Julie Tarr shares her favorite type of marker, the treestone.
With fall finally here, I thought I’d share a few photos of my favorite type of grave markers, treestones. According to Douglas Keister in his book Stories in Stone, treestones were popular in the late 1800s, particularly in the Midwest. Oftentimes, the detail is so incredible, it’s hard to tell it’s made of stone. I think the intricacy of the design and texture is what makes treestones my favorite marker. I’ve also included a few photos of a treestone variation, where they are included as part of a bench.
Be sure to read the entire article and view some cemetery photos at the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.