Clayton, Alabama: Whiskey Bottle Tombstone

A wife told her husband that she'd make him a whiskey bottle-shaped tombstone if he didn't stop drinking. He didn't.

Clayton City Cemetery

N. Midway St., Clayton, AL
Clayton City Cemetery. Entrance is on the west side of N. Midway St., just north of W. College Ave. The tombstone is to the left, under the trees.
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Gravestone is carved in a rough outline shape of a bottle.

Whiskey Bottle Tombstone

I heard the story behind the Whiskey Bottle Tombstone of William T. Mullen, exactly as you describe it. I took a photo when we visited it in 2002, in a small cemetery in Clayton, just outside of Eufaula.

[Dick Cain, 04/05/2008]

Cheers! Another photo imbibed from the Most Wanted list.

Whiskey Bottle Tombstone

An unusual granite sculpture marks the Clayton Cemetery burial spot of William T. Mullen, who died in 1863. The tale behind the whiskey bottle-shaped gravestone is that Mullen's wife followed through on a threat of posthumous humiliation if he didn't stop drinking. He didn't.

[ Team, 01/01/2004]

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