Monday, November 4, 2013

Township Line Cemetery Along Rt 7

 One of my favorite cemeteries in Columbiana County is Township Line Cemetery.  It is behind 7&30 Superette on Rt 7. 
I went to Beaver Local and rode the school bus past this area for 8 years and never knew this was here. 



 I played around with the goggles I have, taking pictures using the different settings.  Here, I call these the Chess Pieces.  The graves belong to the March family.  The goggles are set on Ghost Recon. 
 This is a normal day time picture using the goggles. 
 This grave is for a 7 year old little girl named Sallie Smith.  She has a head stone and a foot stone and her grave is lined in stone also.
This is called a Table Top grave marker.  Shaped to look like a table, it come from Greek customs.  The Greeks were expected to mourn their loved ones, sitting at the graveside for hours.  They started making grave markers with this in mind so that it would be easier and more comfortable for the mourner.  Having a table meant you could bring food and drink and stay a while.
If you don't have problems walking up steep hills, I highly recommend a visit to this little cemetery.  It is very comfortable up there.  You feel welcome. 

 This is the grave marker for George Hunter.  The dates do not add up to his age, but he was born in the 1700's and died in 1814.  It says he was 37 years old, but it looks like it says he was born in the 1730's.  The stone is slowly sinking into the ground. 
There are two family plots surrounded by iron fences up here, too.  The fences are different styles, side by side.  It adds the perfect amount of old cemetery charm. 
Some one gives this place love.  It is well cared for and I, for one, am grateful to whoever is taking the time to do it! 

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