Coon Dog Cemetery

Driving through Northwest Alabama, as I made a GPS-directed turn, I saw that I was also going in the direction indicated by a sign reading “Coon Dog Cemetery.” When I saw a second sign towards the cemetery, I followed it, even though Gertrude the GPS was a bit upset by the change in plans.

In a few miles, I found the entrance:

IMG_20131223_123208_102Down a not-so-long driveway there’s a shelter with a guest book, and the graves of a number of Coon Dogs.

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A goodly number of graves.

A goodly number of graves.

And a couple of pretty spiffy biffies, women’s pictured here:

IMG_20131223_123914_682The graves have markers ranging from unmarked stones from the woods and stonewalls nearby, to hand carved, to what could be the marker of a human’s resting place.

IMG_20131223_123546_598IMG_20131223_123556_455IMG_20131223_123620_312I love the carved doggie on that stone for High Pocket.

And these hounds treeing a coon, how wonderful is that?

And these hounds treeing a coon, how wonderful is that?

There’s some history and contact info and an explanation of why only Coon Hounds can be buried here at the cemetery’s website.

What I understood was that Troop's owner decided to let Troop rest for all time in one of their favorite places.

What I understood was that Troop’s owner decided to let Troop rest for all time in one of their favorite places.

I freely admit that this stop touched me deeply, it brought tears to my eyes.

I'd be a nice place for a picnic too, if you ask me.

To me, it was well worth a look, and to Chico, it was a place to explore off leash – always appreciated.

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One Response to Coon Dog Cemetery

  1. nancy says:

    Very heart-warming. Thanks for sharing your finding.

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