The first known cemetery in Atlantic was located on the east side of South Chestnut Street in the area of the Chestnut Hills Condominium, but was only used for a short time. No burial records can be found, and stones have disappeared or were moved to the present Atlantic Cemetery located . The Atlantic Cemetery Association was organized August 6, 1874. The first burial is believed to be Ida Conrad, buried April 4, 1863. The cemetery includes a military burial plot known as the Field of Glory, and there is also a section known as Babyland. Immediately adjacent to the east and north is the Atlantic Catholic Cemetery. A map of the cemetery is found below.
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This is a very large cemetery and currently the records on the Iowagravestones Photo Project (GPP) are incomplete, but continue to grow.
For Additional Info: Cass County, Iowa; From These Beginnings We Grew, published in 1980 by the Cass County Genealogical Society, pg. 13.
Atlantic Cemetery is located in Section 10 of Grove Township.
DIRECTIONS: Take the US-71/Atlantic/Audubon exit (Exit 60) from I-80 and drive south on US-71 (toward Atlantic) until you reach a T-intersection, then turn right (west) on old Highway 6 / Highway 17. Follow 6 / 71 west for a few miles and you will see Atlantic Cemetery on the left. Address: 63119 White Pole Rd., Atlantic, Iowa 50022.