Category Archives: Grave Makers

Types of Grave Markers

Grave markers are an integral part of a cemetery. Various styles are available, but some are more common than others. Mentioned below are common styles of grave markers.
Headstone: This marker is usually made of granite, marble, fieldstone or cement and is placed at the head of the grave.
Footstones: Footstone markers are placed at the foot of the grave.
Lawn Markers: This type of marker is mounted flush with the ground. It is usually a bronze plate bolted onto a stone. Carved marble or granite block is used in this type of arrangement.
Niche Markers: These are small granite, marble or bronze plaques mounted on a wall in mausoleums.
Companion Markers: Companion markers contain the names of two or more people.
Temporary Grave Markers: Before a permanent tombstone is installed, temporary grave markers are used to mark the plot after burial. Traditionally it consists of a typed or handwritten card containing the name, birth and death date of the deceased.

Contact Polchinski Memorials for Grave Markers and Monuments

Since 1883, Polchinski Memorials has been making custom designed grave markers and monuments. Their sales team is knowledgeable and skilled in working with families who need expert assistance during this difficult purchase.
To get a grave maker from Polchinski Memorials, call us at 914-984-4198 or email for details.
Our service locations in New York include Westchester, Hawthorne and New York City. Service locations in Connecticut include Darien, Stamford and Greenwich.