On our way back from Arkansas and Missouri, we decided to take “The National Road,” Route 40, through part of Ohio. This decision proved to be the right one when I found one of the nicest, best kept and well cared for cemeteries I had ever seen! The morning was overcast and the grass was wet, but I didn’t care, I had headstones to photograph and was practically running trying to get as many as I could!
Polk Grove Cemetery is in Butler Township, Montgomery County and according to the sign it was established in 1825. There are some very old headstones and very recent headstones. It is a large cemetery, well manicured and it seems as though they care for each and every headstone. The above stone is evidence of just that care. As you can tell, David Randall’s headstone was broken at one time. It appears that somebody, many years ago, placed it in some sort of headstone mold and cemented around it to keep it intact. The back of it resembles an ordinary headstone.
The fact that it was preserved sometime between 1862, when David died, and 2009, impressed me and the is the reason why it is
Linda’s Headstone of the Week; Week #43.