A Southern Folk Tradition, Grave Houses Were Once A Common Sight In Mississippi    

The South is steeped in tradition. Some traditions, like filling up on cabbage and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, are well-known and still honored. Others have faded away throughout the years. Grave houses fall into the second category. Once a prominent part of Southern folk culture, grave houses are now a thing of the past; however, that doesn’t make them any less intriguing.

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So, did you know about this Southern folk tradition? Have you seen a grave house in person? Know of another tradition that’s specific to the South?

Mississippi’s graveyards are no stranger to peculiar sights. Read about one of the state’s most unique burial sites here.

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