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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Scottsville Cemetery

When the Mr. and I were dating and first married, one of our favorite cheap dates was exploring old cemeteries. We first visited Scottsville Cemetery in January 2005. The photos I took that day with my trusty little point-and-shoot were surprisingly good, and I had been itching to return with my "real" camera for a while. Five years and one little boy later, we took an afternoon road trip to Scottsville.




The weeping angel statue is named "Grief." She was sculpted by Frank Teich, and two of her sisters stand in other Texas cemeteries.









Next to the Scottsville Cemetery is the Rockspring Cemetery. From what I've read, I gather that these grounds were once a cemetery for slaves. Compared to its neighbor, it is quite unkempt. That's a shame, because there seems to be a great amount of history here.

I'm working on some textured versions of a few of these to hang in our home. Nothing warms up a home quite like a photo of some stranger's headstone, you know.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Our Daingerfield Methodist Women's Group had a great guided tour of this cemetary! It's so interesting and loaded with history. We were able to go inside the church and learned of its history, too. You are correct about the one for slaves.

Phyllis

Kathryn said...

I always love your pictures!

caramama said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

LOVE THE PICS-GREAT FOR SCHOOL PROJECT-JUST WHAT I NEEDED- THANKS

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