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Gravestone Symbols and their Meaning in Evergreen Cemetery

October 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019

Evergreen Cemetery
560 Evergreen Street
Paris, TX 75460 United States

As part of Archeology Month, the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site is presenting “Gravestone Symbols and their Meanings in Evergreen.” 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. Throughout the month of October, visitors to Evergreen Cemetery will be able to learn about the meanings behind different symbols on the gravestones. Evergreen Cemetery is a local, historic cemetery located south of the Maxey House on Church Street at 560 Evergreen Street in Paris, Texas. It is also where the Maxeys and the Longs are buried. The outdoor exhibit is free to the public and open seven days a week from dawn until dusk.

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October 1, 2019
October 31, 2019
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Texas Historical Commission


Evergreen Cemetery
560 Evergreen Street
Paris, TX 75460 United States
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