Legacy Headstone Customer Service


How is the lettering applied?

All of the text and artwork is cut deep into the headstone by high pressure sandblasting operation.  We use “double processed lettering” for a clearer deeper letter.

We use state of the art fully computerized Kern laser engraving process , Laser etching process allows you to get a photographic near realistic pictures and artwork to be engraved on the headstone and monument. This process is Ideal for etching your pictures, scenes and any memorable pictures on a memorial.


Order Process

There are some cemeteries and funeral homes which sell the same grave markers for a higher cost and discourage people from buying from an outside vendor, by law you as a customer can buy from any outside vendors.

Please ask your cemetery the following questions and then get their regulations in writing:

1) Color of the Stone: Do they have any granite and/or bronze color restrictions?

2) Limitation on Size: Is there a minimum and/or maximum restriction on the dimensions of the stone?

3) Memorial Type: What types of cemetery memorial headstones are allowed? Granite only Flat Markers, Bronze only Markers, Bevel Markers, Slant Markers, Infant Markers, Single Upright monuments, Double Upright monuments, Infant Monuments etc ?

4) Delivery & Installation: What are the procedures for delivery and installation of the memorial headstone? Is a fee levied for installation?

5) Accessories(Lights, Vases):Do they allow accessories like vases Light candles to be installed inside the cemetery?



All our cemetery memorials are safely crated on wooden boxes and shipped through common carriers. Our shipper will give you or your shipping contact person a call ahead of delivery to make sure that you headstones or monuments arrive on time. Customers sometimes have stones shipped to their own work location. This is fine with us, but be sure your boss isn't going to mind if a grave marker addressed to you arrives at their loading dock!

Rush Orders

Our work queue generally runs 2 to 6 weeks, longer in late spring, and shorter in the middle of winter. Shipping takes around a week, so you can generally plan that a headstone ordered through us will be delivered within 7 weeks after the stone has been paid for.

If you have a specific date that you need the stone by, that is within the 4 to 5 week range, contact us before ordering the headstone and we'll make sure it gets sent in time.

If you need the stone quicker than that, we can put the stone through as a rush order.  Rush orders are placed at the front of our work queue. There is an extra charge for rush orders.



For our headstones, insurance is included with the shipping for the headstone.  We also handle the insurance paperwork. There is nothing extra for customers to do for their stone to be shipped insured.

Very rarely there is damage incurred in shipping.  If this should happen please contact us.  We will need a photo from you of the damage.  We then handle the rest of the insurance paperwork and will make and ship the replacement stone.



Installed Headstone

When you order a headstone from us you will receive a granite marker engraved with your chosen design and inscription details.  The gravestone itself needs to be installed in the cemetery.  Usually this means the stone is placed in a concrete base.

Most cemeteries have installers that they can recommend for installing headstones. Some allow do-it-yourselfers to install the gravestone.  There may have been some advice on possible installers given when arrangements were made for the burial.

In any case you should plan who, exactly, is going to be installing the stone. They may want the stone shipped to a specific address or have other special needs.

Choose your installer ahead of time, and know what their fees will be, so there are no surprises once the gravestone arrives.

Included with each of our headstones is a page of installation instructions.  These instructions provide the specific dimensions for the concrete form used to build the base as well as other installation details. That page should be passed on to the installer.

If the headstone or monument is to be installed within 100 miles of our shop in Hookstown, Pa., we can do the installation for you.  Installation is a separately charged item, not included in the prices listed on this website.



Cancellation period is 48 hours after payment is made. There is a 10% service fee on all cancellations.



All sales are final. LegacyHeadstones.com monitors product shipments and provides customer assistance in the event of carrier problems or destination errors. Prior to signing for receipt of goods, it is the customer's responsibility to inspect the product packaging for any indication that damage to the product may have occurred in transit. Failure to do so can void damage claims



Cemetery Installation Fees & Regulations

LegacyHeadstones.com is not responsible for any cemetery or installation fees. The prices you see on LegacyHeadstones.com do not include the cost of installation. Many cemeteries will have fees for installation and endowment care for the headstone or monument that you will pay directly to them. Check with them to find out what those charges might be. Most cemeteries require payment in full before accepting delivery of a memorial. When you check with them about their rules and regulations, verify when the payment has to be made. It may be possible to pay them as soon as you order the cemetery memorial.


LegacyHeadstones.com will do everything in its power to ensure that all memorials sold meet the requirements of the cemetery in which it is being installed. It is, however, ultimately the responsibility of the purchaser that the grave marker conforms to cemetery regulations.

Create Your Loved One’s Customized Headstone

At Legacy Headstones it is our goal to provide you with the tools you need in order to create the perfect headstones for graves that honor your loved one. Legacy Headstones has been a family run business for almost 100 years so we understand the importance of a legacy. Creation and design of headstones may have changed over the years but one thing has not, our family tradition. We are proud to have our two sons Shane and Dustyn to carry on the craft of providing people with quality headstones at affordable prices.

We understand that it is always hard to lose a loved one, and we hope that Legacy Headstones can make choosing the right memorial as easy as possible. Our free memorial designer is easy to use and helps to ensure they you are able to create the perfect headstone for the departed. It really is simple, just choose the style of headstone you wish to customize, then use the designer to add anything you wish such as a family name, favorite quote, or even an image. Our designer gives you the opportunity to continue your loved one’s legacy and pass it on to future generations!


Losing a loved one can be very difficult. We each mourn in our own ways. As we approach the holiday season, it is especially important to discover ways in which you can celebrate life and preserve the memories we have of friends and loved ones who have passed on. Although the holidays are typically times of festivity and joy, the loss of a loved one can leave us feeling lost, sad, or confused. As a family-owned and operated business, Legacy Headstones knows just how difficult these times of loss can be. We want each of our customers to enjoy the holidays, keep the memories alive, and spend time with loved ones that are still here. We have compiled a few of the most popular ways you can commemorate the deceased while joining in on the fun this Thanksgiving.

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In todays economy everyone is looking to save some money.  Maybe no one would think of making there loved ones headstone!  Do it Yourself Headstones just think of it.  With LegacyHeadstones.com website you can design a gravestone just the way you want it.  

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We have many traditional holidays in america, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, forth of July, etc. etc. .  But Thanksgiving is a holiday that is about giving thanks for our many blessings as a nation and as a people, enjoying family and friends and eating some good food!  This Thanksgiving do something for someone, even if you don't know them.  You will be blessed for it.

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Although the term burial is defined as placing a body in the ground, burial traditions can vary according to culture, status, and the availability of certain resources. While a certain reverence and respect for the dead is paid in most parts, there are many methods in which the memorial process is carried out. Keep reading to learn more about the many different kinds of burial and remembrance.

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Whether you call yourself Christian, Buddhist, agnostic or atheist, there is a common thread that binds all people on this earth, and that thread is the reality of death. There is a reason that all religions have a dedicated ceremony specifically to respect the people who have moved on beyond this life. However, even people who do not consider themselves religious have an internal compass that naturally points to respecting the dead. These ideas may not be crystallized, but they are certainly there. 

Here are just a few of the reasons that it is in your best interests to respect the dead even if you are not religious.

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Pets and children are a natural, loving combination. A pet's departure is often a child's first real experience with death, and parents can use the occasion as a teaching moment about the cycle of life and learning how to cope. Telling a child a pet has passed away is a difficult, but very important discussion that is best done in a familar and quiet space. The Child Development Institute offers helpful tips on how to accomplish this constructively.

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The loss of a pet is often followed by substantial grief. While it is not uncommon to hear people downplay the loss of their pets, the truth of the matter is that the loss of a pet can affect us just as deeply as the loss of a family member or friend. Nothing can replace the barks, memories, and slobbery licks that we hold so dear to our hearts. Although loss is a thought that no pet owner wants to think of prematurely, the proprieties of pet burial are important to know. In this article, we will review the appropriate steps to take and how to bury your pet so that you can make your plans while complying with regulations. There are certain rules we all have to follow while preparing to memorialize our pets. In most cases, it is illegal to bury your pet in your own yard if you do not own the property yourself.

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Tips for purchasing Headstones for Graves

  • Check your local cemetery regulations, about the gravestone size, dimension, and the gravestones they do not allow. For example, some cemeteries only allow granite and bronze headstones.
  • Decide the material, design, and inscriptionthat you want on the marker. You can go through various samples and choose the shape, style, and design of the gravestone you want, depending upon the nature and interests of the deceased.

    Furthermore, you can personalize the tombstone by getting a meaningful symbol or photograph etched on it. Besides, you can buy a pre-need monument for yourself. **Make sure you check and re-check your design for any errors, because once it is engraved on the gravestone its forever!**

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Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when you are far from home. Beyond the emotional upheaval from devastating news, a death during college can often inflict undue pressure from academic commitments. If you have a child in college or a college student in the family, the news of death should come from a place of support and total understanding. Keep reading to learn how to tell your college student about a death in the family.

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