Cedar County, Iowa
Cemetery Index

Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have. - Benjamin Franklin

Information on cemeteries may be found from STONES AND SITES, GRAVES OF CEDAR COUNTY, IOWA, 1836 -1986,
researched & published by the Cedar County Historical Society in 1986.

Check out listings from WPA - Work Projects Administration, 1930's Graves Registration Survey.
WPA Index for Cedar County . To search other Iowa counties click here.

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CEMETERY Township Latitude Longitute Directions Notes
Achey (also known as Wentzel) Linn       See Wentzel Cemetery.
Andre (also known as Bell) Pioneer 41.927N 91.365W View Map Located in Sec. 7 Pioneer Twp. on the Cedar-Linn County line.
Ayersville (also known as Moneka) Inland       See Moneka Cemetery.
Bethel (also known as Sand Hill) Center       See Sand Hill Cemetery.
Bolton Center 41.733N 91.083W View Map This Bolton family burying ground is located in Sec. 16 of Center Twp. East.
Bradley Family Burial Site Center 41.738N 91.102W View Map There is believed to have been a family plot on the south half of Sec. 17 of Center Twp. For the burial of a family that died of diptheria. There are no grave markers.
Brink Massillon 41.921N 90.990W View Map Located in the NW comer of Sec 8, Massillon Twp.
Burnett Burial Site Iowa 41.668N 91.183W View Map Legend indicates the possibility of a few graves in the eastern part of Sec. 18 where the Old Muscatine Road joins with a road from the west.
Cass Cass 41.791N 91.258W View Map A half-acre of land near Shawver Cemetery is seen on 1872 and 1885 atlases. In 1864 the tract of land was dedicated to the public for a cemetery. In 1898 the cemetery was declared abandoned. Court records say that all bodies of people who had been inerred there had been moved to another cemetery. Shawver Cemetery is the most likely for such reinterments.
Cedar County Care Facility (also known as County Home) Center       See County Home Cemetery.
Center (also known as Massillon Center Cemetery) Massillon 41.902N 90.956W View Map This site is in the NW comer of Sec. 22 of Massillon Twp.
Centerville Sugar Creek 41.680N 91.077W View Map This is the burial ground of Jonathan and Sydny Morgan. Sydny died in 1837. Hers is the oldest marked grave in Cedar County.~ Page 366.
Chamness Springdale 41.659N 91.318W View Map In the Section 9 of Springdale Twp. on the south side of county road F44, lies the grave of John Mercer 1908-1938. A 4' by 8' enclosure surrounds the site. Not listed in WPA records.
Clarence Dayton 41.897N 91.061W View Map This cemetery is located about one-half mile north of the town of Clarence, Sec. 22 Dayton Twp.
Clear Creek (also known as Union) Pioneer       See Union Cemetery.
County Home (also known as Cedar County Care Facility)
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Center 41.797N 91.139W View Map This cemetery is on the east side of the entrance drive to the care facility campus in Sec. 25 Center Twp. West. (To reach the cemetery, go west on Ninth Street in Tipton to Logan Avenue, turn right on Logan and the cemetery is 1 1/2 miles north on Logan at the junction with 205th St.) [Well cared for.] Listed in WPA Records simply as County Home. ~ Page 366
Dayton Valley Dayton 41.932N 91.021W View Map Located in Sec. 12 Dayton Twp.
Downey Springdale 41.612N 91.318W View Map This cemetery is located in Sec 28 Springdale Twp. There is a Downey Cemetery listed in WPA records as being located in Sec. 33 and abandoned in 1937.
Dunfee Burial Site Iowa 41.626N 91.183W View Map Located in Sec. 22 of Iowa Twp.
Durant Fulton Twp., Muscatine County 41.596N 90.897W View Map Town of Durant is Farmington Township, Cedar County. It's cemetery is located at the southeast corner of it over in Muscatine County. When researching those buried in Durant Cemetery. Remeber to check Cedar and Muscatine Counties for family histories and obituaries.
East Fork (also known as Ross) Center       See Ross Cemetery.
Elliott Parr Grove Massillon 41.844N 90.945W View Map By the Hoover Highway (Y14), three miles southwest of Lowden. Burial site of Elliott Parr, Civil War Veteran.
Eureka Center 41.736N 91.0168W View Map The Eureka Cemetery and Church were located in Sec. 13 of Center Twp. East. The stones seem to have been removed in the same time period as the church building.
Evergreen (also known as Evergreen Hill & Gunsolus Cemetery)
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Cass 41.787N 91.331W View Map Located on the right side of F28 one mile west of the Cedar River at Cedar Bluff, in Sec. 32 of Cass Twp. (To reach it, take F28 west out of Tipton.) [Well cared for.] ~ Page 368.
Fairland (also known as Hanna-Fairland) Center       See Hanna-Fairland Cemetery.
Fairview Cemetery Springdale 41.816N 90.986W View Map Located in Sec. 20 Springfield Twp. (To reach the site, go east of Tipton on highway 130 to Y14 near Bennett; turn left, and go to 195th Street, go left on 195th about one-half mile. The site is about one-half mile off the road to the right.) ~ Page 368.
Farmington Farmington 41.677N 90.986W View Map This church cemetery in the northwest comer of Sec. 5 of Farmington Twp., was listed in the 1872 Cedar County Atlas. No stones or trace marks the site today.
Friends Villiage Cemetery (also known as Old Friends Cemetery and West Branch Friends Cemetery) Springdale 41.673N 91.346W View Map Located in Sec. 6. in the town of West Branch.
Goodale Center 41.722N 91.155W View Map Located in Section 23 of Center Twp. West.
Grays Ford Iowa 41.62245N 91.222W View Map High above the Cedar River, this burial ground lies astride the north section line of the NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec. 29 of Iowa Twp. No stones were found. Gray Cemetery is listed in WPA records as being in Sec. 28 and abandoned in 1937.
Gunsolus (also known as Evergreen / Evergreen Hill Cemetery) Cass       See Evergreen Cemetery.
Hanna-Fairland (also known as Fairland Cemetery) Center 41.714N 91.026W View Map This cemetery is on the southern border os Sec. 24 Center Twp. East.
Healy / Healey Rochester 41.600N 91.098W View Map This cemetery is in Sec. 32 of Rochester Twp.
Hebron Rochester 41.6222465N 91.120W   This cemetery is in Sec. 30 of Rochester Twp.
Hickory Grove (also known as Scattergood or Friends Cemetery Springdale 41.663N 91.307W View Map This cemetery lies in Sec. 10 Springdale Twp.
Honey Grove Gower 41.716N 91.327W View Map Located in Sec 21 of Gower Twp.
Hoover Springdale       Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch.
Howard Gower 41.748N 91.291W View Map Located in Sec. 10 of Gower Twp. It is located in a timber on a high plateau overlooking the Red Cedar River.
Inland Inland 41.759N 90.928W View Map Located in Sec. 2 of Inland Twp.
Kisor / Kaiser Center 41.747N 91.175W View Map An abandoned and forgotten cemetery with mostly fragments of monuments on the surface today (1986). It lies in a timbered area, on the south side of an east/west gravel road in Sec. 10 of Center Twp. West. Not listed in 1937 WPA records.
Kuhlman Center       Listed in WPA records as being located in Center Twp., Sec, 26. No other information.
Lime City (also known as Munn, Scott & Osage Cemetery) Sugar Creek 41.644N 91.071W View Map Located in Sec. 15 Sugar Creek Twp. [Well cared for.] ~ Page 371.
Lowden Springfield 41.866N 90.929W View Map Located 1/4 mile north of the town of Lowden, in Sec 35 of Springfield Twp. There are two cemeteries that are at this site: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery lies to the west of this cemetery, and a common driveway connects them.
Mason (also known as Wallick Cemetery)
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Linn 41.820N 91.311W View Map This cemetery is located in Sec. 16 of Linn Twp. It lies west off a gravel road, and you must go down a wooded lane over a wooden bridge to reach the grave sites. (To locate the cemetery, take highway X40 south out of Mechanicsville. to county road F 1 4, go right on F 14 to Delta Avenue, turn left, and go 2 3/4 miles on Delta.) [Well cared for.] ~ Page 372.
Masonic
(also known as Old Town)
Center 41.759N 91.151W View Map This cemetery is located southwest of Tipton. According to WPA records, graves from the Tipton Cemetery were moved to the Masonic Cemetery sometime before the 1930s.
Massillon Massillon 41.915N 90.920W View Map This cemetery is Section 14. [Well cared for.] ~ Page 373.
Matthews Center 41.733N 91.236W View Map Listed in WPA records as being in Sec. 18 of Center Twp.
Moneka (also known as Ayersville) Inland 41.685N 91.010W View Map This small cemetery is on the southern border of Sec.31, Inland Twp. [Well cared for.] ~ Page 373.
Mount Zion Center 41.734N 91.178W View Map Cemetery is located in Sec 15 of Center Twp. West.
Munn (also known as Lime City, Osage & Scott) Suger Creek       see Lime City Cemetery.
North Liberty Iowa 41.685N 91.229W View Map Located in Sec. 32 of Iowa Twp.
Ochiltree Center 41.687N 91.055W View Map This private cemetery is located in Sec. 34 of Center Twp. East, southeast of Tipton.
Old Friends Cemetery (also known as Friends Village Cemetery and West Branch Friends Cemetery) Springdale 41.673N 91.346W View Map See Friends Village Cemetery.
Old Town (also known as Tipton Cemetery) Center       This was Tipton's first cemetery. It was located where the Tipton Community School now stands on east Sixth St. After the Masonic Cemetery was opened in 1862, burials in this cemetery declined in number, and reburials were eventually made in the Masonic Cemetery. ~ Page 375.
Onion Grove Cemetery (historical) Dayton 41.9111N 91.047W View Map This small early burial ground is located 2 3/4 miles north of Clarence in Sec. 14 Dayton Twp. 1930s-era WPA records record it as abandoned. ~ Page 376.
Osage Sugar Creek       See Lime City Cemetery.  
Owen Center       1930s-era WPA records list it in Center Twp., Sec. 8. No other information.
Pee Dee / Peede Iowa 41.670N 91.214W View Map This cemetery is located in Sec. 8 of Iowa Township.
Pioneer Grove Cemetery Pioneer 41.927N 91.274W View Map Located in Section 11 in Pioneer Twp.
Plato United Brethren Gower       Abandoned. Located in Section 17 of Gower Twp.
Red Oak (also known as Shiloh Cemetery)
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Red Oak 41.836N 91.157W View Map This cemetery is located in Sec. 11 of Red Oak Twp. (To reach the cemetery, take Iowa Highway 38 north of Tipton to county road F16, turn left and go about two miles, and you will find the Red Oak Presbyterian Church and the cemetery.) [Well cared for.] ~ Page 376.
Richman Springfield 41.830N 90.9077W View Map This abandoned cemetery is located in Sec 13 of Springfield Twp.
Rochester Rochester       Located in Section 12 of Rochester Twp. (To reach the site, take Iowa Highway 38 south of Tipton to Cemetery Road, turn right and go about 1/2 mile.) There are burials on both sides of the road. Prairie grass and wildflowers grow here, making it difficult to find many of the graves. ~ Page 377.
Rose Hill Pioneer 41.909N 91.259W View Map This cemetery is located on the northwest edge of the town of Mechanicsville.
Ross (also known as East Fork)
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Center 41.688N 91.037W View Map This cemetery is located in Sec. 35 of Center Twp. East. (One travels a grassy lane through a field west of a gravel road. To reach the site, go east of Tipton on highway 130 to county road X64, turn right, and go about 4 miles on X64 to 260th St. Turn left to Rose Avenue, go about 1 1/2 miles.)
Saint Johns Dayton 41.889N 91.032W View Map This cemetery is located east of Clarence in Sec. 24 of Dayton Twp.
Saint Joseph Gower 41.729N 91.266W View Map Located in Cedar Valley.
Saint Marys Center 41.755N 91.151W View Map This cemetery is located southwest of Tipton.
Sand Hill (also known as Bethel) Center 41.791N 91.182W View Map The cemetery is located west of Tipton in Sec. 27 of Center Twp.
Scott (also known as Munn, Lime City and Osage Cemetery) Sugar Creek       See Lime City Cemetery.
Sharon Sugar Creek 41.623N 91.026W View Map This site is in Sec. 25 of Sugar Creek Twp. southeast of Tipton.
Shawver
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Cass 41.788N 91.288W View Map This cemetery is located on county road F28 west of Tipton in Sec 26 of Cass Twp. The entrance is on the west side of the cemetery on the gravel road. It is bordered on the south by the county road. ~ Page 380.
Sheldon (also known as Wright) Center       See Wright Cemetery.
Shiloh (also known as Red Oak) Red Oak       See Red Oak Cemetery.
South Bethel
Sugar Creek 41.676N 91.082W View Map There used to be the South Bethel Church next to this cemetery in Sec. 4 of Sugar Creek Twp.
Springdale (also known as Springdale Friends) Springdale 41.679N 91.258W View Map This cemetery is located north of the village of Springdale, an early Quaker community, in Sec. 1 of Springdale Twp.
Stanwood
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Fremont 41.881N 91.151W View Map This town cemetery in Sec. 25 of Fremont Twp. is easily located by taking the gravel road (Lemon Ave.) that is at the intersection of highways 30 and 38 at the west edge of the town. Go south about 1 1/2 miles.[Well cared for.] ~ Page 381.
Sugar Creek Sugar Creek 41.669N 91.034W View Map This site is in Sec. 12 of Sugar Creek Twp. There are no visible graves at the location. When the road was widened in 1966, the remains of those buried there were removed to Sharon and/or other cemeteries. ~ Page 381.
Tipton (also known as Saint Marys) Center       See Saint Marys Cemetery.
Trinity Lutheran Springfield 41.866N 90.929W View Map Located 1/4 mile north of the town of Lowden on Y20, in Sec 35 of Springfield Twp. There are two cemeteries at this site: this cemetery lies to the west of Lowden Cemetery and a common driveway connects them. Both are well maintained. ~ Page 372.
Union
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Pioneer 41.875N 91.336W View Map This cemetery is located on the south side of a gravel road in Sec. 29 of Pioneer Twp. (To reach the site, take highway 30 west of Mechanicsville to Charles Ave., go to the left on Charles to 145th St. Turn right on 145th and go about 3/4 mile.) ~ Page 366.
Van Horn Springfield 41.844N 90.935W View Map This cemetery is located in Sec. 11 of Springfield Twp., southwest of Lowden.[Well cared for.] ~ Page 381.
Virginia Grove Center 41.752N 91.083W View Map This rural cemetery in Sec. 9 of Center Twp. East. There are very few stones remaining.
Wallick (also known as Mason) Linn       See Mason Cemetery.
Wentzel (also known as Achey Cemetery) Linn       An abandoned graveyard located on the eastern border of Sec. 10 in Linn Twp. ~ Page 365.
West Bethel Iowa       This cemetery is located in Sec 14 of Iowa Twp.
West Branch Cemetery Springdale 41.677N 91.350W View Map Located in the Town of West Branch. This was the new cemetery established by the Friends in 1880.
West Branch Friends (also known as Old Friends and Friends Village Cemetery) Springdale       See Old Friends Cemetery.
Whitmer Sugar Creek 41.672N 91.056W View Map This cemetery is located in Sec 3 of Sugar Creek Twp. Entrance requires driving through private property.
Wood Bridge
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Center 41.764N 91.229W View Map This site is located in Sec. 5 of Center Twp. West. (To reach the site, take county road F28 west of Tipton to Hayes Ave. Turn left on Hayes, and go about 1/12 miles.) [Well cared for.] ~ Page 382.
Wright Center 41.757N 91.035W View Map This cemetery is in Sec. 11 of Center Twp.
York Prairie
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Center 41.771N 91.025W View Map This cemetery is located 4 1/2 miles east of Tipton on highway 130 on the right side of the highway. It is in Sec. 1 of Center Twp. East. 1930s-era WPA records show it as abandoned. ~ Page 383.
Zion Church Cemetery   41.830N 90.907W View Map USGS different from Mount Zion Cemetery.

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