The featured image is of a completely snapped at the joints grave monument. Rather than offer the standard cemetery “pose”, if you will, I thought I’d give you a photo of a totally broken grave monument
Google does not recognize this cemetery. That’s a pity. I hadn’t tried to use Google Maps because a friend and I were headed elsewhere and just happened to be on Gilman Road. I’d mentioned there was a cemetery on the street and she was the one who saw it. Don’t know how!
The Gilman Road Cemetery is also known as the Gilman-Gaffney Cemetery. In 1811 it was first used. 250 people are buried there.
Notable person buried there is Thomas Butler, (1745-1815). He was a Revolutionary War soldier. (Let’s see if I filmed his grave!)
The cemetery is not easily seen from the road. There are trees that line the well-maintained dirt road with an entrance wide enough for single vehicle to drive into. There is no sign, either.
So many of the headstones are broken and/or have fallen. Most are unreadable. This cemetery has one of the worst broken headstones I have yet seen. Given there’s a plant beside it, I wonder if its roots are responsible. The monument has toppled backwards and at each joint broken apart. The monument was expensive.
The cemetery is beside a ravine. I saw no gravestones in it. That’s always a great thing!
Although the grass was cut, I do wish the headstones were cared for.