What are gravestones made of?

Answer The gravestones found in seventeenth and eighteenth century American graveyards were usually made of whatever stone was quarried nearby such as slate, sandstone, fieldstone, limestone and schist. W... Read More »

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How do i clean gravestones.?

Wire brushes, metal instruments and abrasive pads may give you instant satisfaction but, if you clean with anything that is harder than the stone, you risk scratching the face of the stone and caus... Read More »

When were gravestones invented?

Archeologists have discovered that the use of gravestones or headstones dates back to between 20,000 and 75,000 years ago. Neanderthal graves have been discovered that used stacked rocks or fieldst... Read More »

How to Purchase Gravestones?

Buying a gravestone is one of the several tasks involved with making end-of-life arrangements, along with preparing a will and securing a burial plot. Arranging and paying for the gravestone ahead ... Read More »

How to Etch Gravestones?

Etching a gravestone allows you to personalize the image and text that you hope to place onto a stone. Once you've selected a stone with a smooth finish, then design the image that will appear on t... Read More »