Amish Casket Shops
The casket is kind of a symbol of death and even though the featured image has Josh standing in one for halloween, the casket is not something any of us want to buy. So why do the Amish sell caskets?The Amish people belong to the anabaptist faith tradition that says there will be a bodily resurrection and that the body will stand up in a field where Jesus is calling them up. So the Amish are all about burial in a casket. Maybe a "little known fact" but Amish graveyards are almost impossible to find as they put them in the back of their property and guard them against anything that would dig at their graves.
Amish Casket Types
The woods in an Amish casket is usually pine but can be cedar, oak or other wood depending on the customer. The hardware is usually brass plated or antiqued in a way to make it look older. The Amish shops don't make anything too flashy to call attention to it. The cost is close to same price as English shops that offer a no thrills pine box around the $1,000-$1,200 starting price. I don't believe we have seen them under this amount lately. There was a period in history the Amish were just so much cheaper than everyone else, so budget minded customers would automatically go to the Amish first and never consider another shop, today there is usually a line of customers to get one from an Amish maker so you may not get one when you need it if the family member dies suddenly.
Southern Craft Manufacturing Inc
Loretto Tennessee is a town that is known for making top quality caskets. There is the Big Red Store in Appleton that is said to be the first mall in America and they made caskets upstairs and had a chute to the bottom floor (photos below) The Loretto History Museum has more caskets made in this town and now Southern Craft Manufacturing Inc is making the finest caskets available today. Southern Craft has an impressive amount of caskets and other items to bury your loved one. You cannot buy a casket directly from Southern Craft but you can ask about them during your consultation with your funeral home director who can get one from their distributor.
We do hope you are satisfied with either casket you get from the Amish or English shops. To lose a loved one is hard and nobody wants to pick out burial items but sending them off in a nice casket and gravestone to mark their place would make for a better departure. Below are other places to get stones and engraving as the Amish do not do these. We also include funeral homes as they can assist you in the viewing and funeral arrangements if you are local or want to move your burial to a local cemetery.
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Other Great Southern TN Points of Interest
Tennessee is home to some of the best whiskeys, brews, and wines in the country. The Amish are not usually permitted to drink but do make tinctures for medication and can supply fruits to make ingredients to makers. The heritage and methods of these makers are sure to be a place you will want to see.
Tennessee Whiskey is nationally known in Eastern Tennessee as the best when it comes to a stiff drink. Distilleries on the Tennessee Whiskey Tour are sure to help lift your spirits! Most of them have tours and tasting rooms to sample their whiskey!
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