Ledger stones are flat, horizontal stones placed flush with the ground, which take on the dimensions of the grave itself. They are often shaped and worked to a perfect rectangular shape a few inches in thickness. The deceased's name and information is usually carved on the ledger stone. In Benton County there are two unmarked ledgers, shaped from native fieldstone and probably somewhat sunken in the ground, in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Sometimes this type of marker is referred to simply as a slab, and the "lid" of a box tomb may also be called a ledger stone.
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