As part of Archeology Month, the Sam Bell Maxey House is presenting "Gravestone Symbols and their Meanings in Evergreen," throughout the month of October. Visitors to Evergreen Cemetery will be able to learn about the meanings behind the different symbols on gravestones.
Gravestones are very personal things, used to represent the people that they honor. In the past, different symbols and carvings on gravestones held certain meanings and told the viewer something about the deceased.
Evergreen Cemetery is a local, historic cemetery located south of the Maxey House on Church Street. It is also where the Maxeys and the Longs are buried.
Please note that Evergreen Cemetery is open to the public from dawn until dusk.