Our History

Nate Boswell and partner Jack Colpolits founded Boswell Monuments in 1875 on South Chestnut Street in Barnesville, OH.  Nate Boswell’s son William joined the business in 1919 when he returned from World War I, and his other son James joined the company in 1925.

In 1957 W. Kirk Boughner purchased a one third interest in the company and he became majority owner in 1960 when James Boswell retired.  William Boswell continued with the company until his retirement in 1965. 

In 1970 Boswell Monuments expanded by opening a new state of the art manufacturing facility and memorial display showroom in Barnesville.  In 1974 Boswell Monuments opened a new location in Bridgeport, OH and in 1975 Kirk’s wife Lynne Green Boughner joined Kirk in the business.

In 2002 Boswell Monuments opened the first Rock of Ages Memorial store in Wheeling, West Virginia and today is proud to be the only Rock of Ages Memorial provider serving the families of Ohio County in West Virginia.  Kirk and Lynne Boughner continue to manage the Boswell Monument store in Wheeling, WV and are proud to continue to serve families of the Ohio Valley at their greatest time of need.

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