Most People Don’t Know The Story Behind These Bizarre Tent Graves In Arkansas

Paying special respect to a passing procession and always bringing a casserole aren’t the only funeral traditions found in the region. Although this southern tradition began in Tennessee, the tent or comb graves are also here in Arkansas. Let’s explore this strange burial practice.

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Did you know about this short lived tradition? Have you visited a cemetery with a tent grave or two? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Arkansas is also home to a delightfully morbid funeral museum, it’s not for the faint of heart!