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On a trip to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, last summer we stayed at a Bed and Breakfast in neighboring town, Charles Town. The Bed and Breakfast and town was very historical and a walk through town, educational. Just a couple blocks from the home was the historic, Zion Episcopal Church, founded in 1815. The graveyard surrounding it was beautiful, and my “headstone” for this week was found in it.  

Murphy Monument, Charlestown, West Virginia

Murphy Monument, Charlestown, West Virginia

My headstone for week #20 may not actually a headstone.  It may be a site marker for the Murphy plot, and it is beautful!  Murphy was the only word I can find on this monument, however. There are three “Murphys” buried here, Elsie Bogardus Murphy, 1881-1965; Helena Platt Murphy, 1860-1926; and Simon J. Murphy, 1851-1926.  The picture below shows the whole story and the picture above, a close up of the monument so you can see the detail on it.

Zion Episcopal Cemetery, Charlestown, West Virginia

Zion Episcopal Cemetery, Charlestown, West Virginia

Linda’s Headstone of the Week; Week #20.

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