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Feakins

Sometimes I treat my trips to cemeteries like a giant scavenger hunt. I’m always seeking the rare and the unique, and one of the things that shows up on that list for me are table tombs. I’ve only found them in three cemeteries so far. A table tomb is…a table made of stone – a flat stone supported by legs or pillars.

I’ve featured this one before, but I’m not sure that I commented on the fact that it was a table tomb.

Ellis (2)

Ellis

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I was beside myself with excitement when I saw these tombs in Harrisburg Cemetery.

Wolf

Look at the two middle markers in the row, the ones that do not have solid bases.  Do you see the two stone columns that look like legs holding them up?  Those markers are called table tombs, and I have scoured northeastern Ohio cemeteries for one ever since I read about their existence in Stories in Stone.  So after at least a year of searching, I found them while visiting Pennsylvania on vacation.  They are for members of  the Wolf family, and the tops are nearly impossible to make out.

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