• American Monument Co. 306 S Court St Marion IL 62959 618 993-8968

  • Headstones or Memorials We will customize a one of a kind headstone in their honor. Your imagination is the limit Headstones are "written in stone" and need to be corre

  • Custom Etching Keep the memory of your loved one alive for generations to come by creating a beautiful memorial headstone

  • Mausoleums American Monument Co, stands alone with the ability to design, build and install family estate mausoleums at prices you will not find anywhere else

Monument Styles

Monument Styles

We offer a large selection of funeral stones. Whether you are looking for a classic or contemporary style American Monument Co. has it
Custom & Etching

Custom & Etching

Etched stones quietly, eternally convey your thoughts & themes. Our creativity & technology combine to turn beautiful stones into useful accessories for the desktop, table top, shelf, window, entryway, etc.
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Granite & More

Granite the most durable stone nature has ever made. American Monument Co. offers a large selection of beautiful granite colors for your funeral stone.

Etching technique for headstones have really been only used in the past 20 years. In the  beginning, etchings could only be done by hand. Now,  headstones can also be etched by computer laser. This is a computerized technique where a saved image is transferred to a robotic arm with a laser attached to it that goes back and forth across the face of the headstone creating a very detailed etching.

Practically any clear photo or picture can be laser etched into stone. This is where an artist actually etches into the stone by hand.
One of the questions we hear most is: “Is the etching permanent?” The answer is Yes,

the etching is permanent and will last as long as the polished surface of the granite itself. We also offer colored etched headstones.

Once the laser or hand etch technique is completed, you have the option of having an artist hand paint color into the etched lines. These are absolutely beautiful. However, we must mention that the color is temporary and will last an average of 10-15 years.

Once the color has faded you will be left with the black and white etching.

Note: Because some etchings are done by hand, there could be slight differences for artistic
tolerances.

These monuments have been erected for local families to memorialize their loved ones. We would be honored to do the same for your family.