The History of Davidson Monument Company
The first Davidson Monument Co. was founded in 1937 in Kosciusko, Mississippi by John Cullen Davidson and Hesta Ingels Davidson. Their desire was to build several monument businesses throughout the state; and they succeeded. However, after Cullen’s death, Hesta kept a few locations and sold others. The Kosciusko, Forest, and Union offices were eventually sold and changed hands several times over the decades. However, in January of 2018, their grandson (Johnny) bought back these three locations (Kosciusko, Forest, and Union) and opened a new location in Dekalb, MS as well.
Do I need to make an appointment?
No, we can meet you during our normal hours, after hours, and even on a weekend. It’s always best to call ahead, but it is not necessary.
Is there a fee to install a monument?
No, we cover most of Mississippi and some of Alabama for no extra charge.
Our family member was cremated. Do we still need to get a monument?
Absolutely. Monuments are used to commemorate their loved one’s life. The choice of using cremation or a traditional burial really has nothing to do with the monument.
Do we need to wait 6 months to a year before installing a monument?
No, this is an old wive’s tale. The monument is placed behind the grave on solid ground using a concrete foundation by our professional installation crew. The monument is not on the grave at all.
How long does it take to get a monument?
Most of our orders take 8-10 weeks for all domestic granite orders. Some of our foreign granites are in the same time frame, however, some foreign granite orders can take up to 6 months.