Sunday, August 25, 2013

Beekman Cemetery

We recently visited the Beekman Cemetery near East Bend, Illinois.  The small cemetery is very secluded in the corn fields of Champaign County.  
I have seen many of the "tree stump" headstones, but this cemetery had a very unusual grouping of "tree stump" stones.  
I assume the parents are on the large stump and directly behind the large stone are several smaller stumps marking the graves of their children.  The most unusual of the site is that the entire block of graves are surrounded by very low stumps that probably at one time held a fencing of some type for the grave sites.  

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