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Trying to get in the mood for Halloween? Check out these incredible mausoleums

Happy Halloween! In celebration of the creepiest of days, I’m sharing some of our photos of mausoleums around the country. Some are gorgeous works of art, others utilitarian. Some are even haunted. All are fascinating. At least to me…but I’m weird that way.

Here you go:

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This entire mausoleum is made of cast iron, which is very unusual. This is the Slatter Family mausoleum in Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile, Ala. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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Glover Mausoleum in Riverside Cemetery in Demopolis, Ala., is one of the oldest and largest in the state. It was built from 1841-45. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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These mausoleums built into the hill are in Nashville’s Mt. Olivet Cemetery. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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A very Gothic mausoleum in Eerie Street Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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A gorgeous white mausoleum in Magnolia Cemetery in Mobie, Ala. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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This gorgeous mausoleum in Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio, was so colorful. I wish I had a better photo. It had all kinds of colorful marble and stone details. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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A large mausoleum at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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This mausoleum also looks plain but it, too, has an interesting history. It is the resting place of Mary Bibb in Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Ala. She was supposedly buried with her favorite rocking chair and can still be heard rocking on dark nights. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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This mausoleum in Wetumpka City Cemetery is unlike any i’ve seen because of the wrought-iron trim on the roof. It bears the names of three families. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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This mausoleum in Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, Ala., is not pretty but it is famous. It is the resting place of William Rufus King, the only US vice president from Alabama. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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This is the infamous “blood-stained” crypt of little Nina Cragmiles in Cleveland, Tenn. According to legend, the red stains on the white marble cannot be removed. Here’s a link to my story on the legend. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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The infamous “blood-stained” crypt of little Nina Cragmiles in Cleveland, Tenn. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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This is not a mausoleum, of course, but I found it intriguing. This was in the University Cemetery at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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Halloween post bonus: This was so cool. Located in Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, it is the Archangel Gabriel on the grave of John Hay (1839-1905), former secretary to Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State under McKinley. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)

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