Tombstone Tuesday-Heavenly City Symbol

The Heavenly City in the clouds symbolism is often seen on older tombstones.

Ridge-Slater Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio

 “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2)

Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, Ohio

The columns and the open gates show the entrance to Heaven and the path leads the way to the city in the clouds. The divine star guides the way.

Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, Ohio

Greenbriar Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio

Unfortunately, many of the old marble monuments are weathering badly and their inscriptions and images are becoming difficult to read.

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