Jefferson County
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Cemeteries

 

In the fall of 2002 Verda Baird and Wilma Lewis, members of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society, surveyed the 78 cemeteries and known burial sites in Jefferson County.  During those visits the two women photographed and recorded the conditions of those sites.  Verda Baird has prepared a book of those pictures and has written 6 articles for the local paper, The Fairfield Ledger.  Those six articles have been transcribed by Debbie Nash and now may be viewed from this page.  To review the article click on the article below.

Article #1 Article #2 Article #3 Article #4 Article #5 Article #6


Those cemeteries entered in all CAPITAL LETTERS are listed with the US Geological Survey.
To view a present-day map location of our cemeteries with their United States Geological Survey coordinates, Click here.
Cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order and those known by multiple or alternate names may be listed more than once.



If you're looking for a Jefferson County gravestone picture, or you have a picture of one to contribute to our files, please visit The Iowa Gravestone Photo Project. We are grateful to Rich Lowe and his son, Rich Lowe, Jr., for programming this Project for us. In addition, photos of gravestones will be linked to the cemetery burial listings.


Another place to search for burial information is "Find a Grave".  This is an off-site link but you may use your "back" button to come back to this site.


In the table below are links for each of the Cemeteries ~
The "Map" link takes you to a Township map with the cemetery location(s) drawn in them.
The "Listing" link takes you to a Listing of the cemetery's burials. If a gravestone photo is available, it will be accessible by clicking the person's surname.
The "Picture" link takes you to a photo/information page for the cemetery.


Jefferson County Cemeteries
Click here for GPS coordinates for Cemeteries and other Places of Interest.

 1. Abingdon
Map
Listing
Picture
     Altman, Keokuk County
Map
Listing
(No Picture)
 2. Anderson Family - 1367 Germanville Rd.
Map
One burial - Roy E. ANDERSON (1944-2019)
(No Picture)
 3. ANTIOCH
Map
Listing
Picture
 4. ARMSTRONG - Walnut Township
Map
Listing
Picture
 5. Batavia
Map
Listing
Picture
 6. Berry / Peterson
Map
Listing
Picture
 7. Bethesda Methodist
Map
Listing
Picture
 8. Bidwell
Map
Listing
(No picture)
9. BLUE POINT
Map
Listing
Picture
10. BONNIFIELD FAMILY
Map
Listing
Picture
11. Bradfield Family Plot
Map
Only one burial - Paul Dana BRADFIELD (1927-2002)
Picture
12. BRADSHAW FAMILY
Map
Listing
Picture
13. Brethren / Dunkard
Map
Listing
Picture
14. BROOKS
Map
Listing
Picture
15. Brown Family - 2729 Umber Ave.
Map
Two burials - Pearl Leon BROWN (1937-2019) and daughter Karen Renee BROWN LANKFORD (1971-2015)
(No Picture)
16. Cedar Hill - farmer destroyed
Map
   
17. Chilcott / Collins
Map
Listing
Picture
     Cholera (see Moyer / Shafer / Hurd)      
18. Clinkenbeard Family
Map
Listing
(No Picture)
19. Coalport / Hopkirk
Map
Listing
Picture
     Coop (See Antioch above)      
20. County Home / Poor Farm - no stones
Map
Listing
(No picture)
     County Line (See Rominger)      
21. Courtney
Map
Listing
Picture
22. Crane Family - farmer destroyed
Map
Listing
(No picture)
     Crawford (See Roth below)      
23. Cumberland / Covenantor / Steele
Map
Listing
Picture
24. Dallner German Methodist
Map
Listing
Picture
     Des Moines River, Wapello County
Map
Listing
(No Picture)
     Dunkard (See Brethren)      
25. Evergreen, Fairfield
Map
Listing
Picture
     Fairfield Abbey Mausoleum  
Story of the Abbey
 
26. Fairfield City / Old City Cemetery
Map
Listing
Picture
27. FELL
Map
Listing
Picture
28. Fiedler / Sheldon
Map
Listing
Picture
29. Forrest
Map
Listing
Picture
30. FOUR CORNERS ST. PAUL GERMAN LUTHERAN
Map
Listing
Picture
31. FRIENDS (Quaker) - Pleasant Plain
Map
Listing
Picture
     Friends (Quaker) - Walnut Creek (See Walnut Creek Friends, below)      
32. Galliher Family
Map
Listing
Picture
33. Gantz / Laughlin
Map
Listing
Pictures
     German St. Paul Lutheran - (See Four Corners above)      
     GERMANVILLE CATHOLIC (See Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Ch.)      
     Germanville Free - (See Union Free below)      
     Germanville Hope Lutheran (See HOPE Lutheran below)      
     Germanville Methodist - (See Dallner above)      
34. Gilmer (NOT Gilmore)
Map
Listing
Picture
35. GLASGOW
Map
Listing
Pictures
     Gonterman (see Rominger)      
36. Gray Family
Map
Only one stone
Samantha Gray
(Click here)
Picture
     Green (see Richwood, Upper)      
37. GREGG
Map
Listing
Pictures
38. Holmes Family
Map
Listing
Picture
39. HOPE Lutheran
Map
Listing
Picture
     Hopkirk Cemetery (See Coalport above)      
40. Hopkirk Family - on the family homestead
Map
One Stone - John & Jane NICHOLSON HOPKIRK
Picture
41. Houseal Family - 1412 Germanville Road
Map
One burial - Cheryl HOUSEAL, 2019
(No Picture)
42. Howard Grove
Map
Listing
Picture
     Hurd / Heard - see MOYER / Cholera      
43. Jones, Rev. Richard Family
Map
Listing
Pictures
44. Kness Family
(On family Farm)
Map
Just two burials
Mrs. Lydia 1800 - 9 Jan 1882
& son George 1824 - 8 May 1888
(Exact Site Unknown)
Lydia's obit
45. Koons (COON) / Long - destroyed
Map
Listing
(Information only)
     Lambirth (Henry County)
Map
Listing
(No Picture)
     Laughlin (See Gantz, above)      
46. Lockridge
Map
Listing
Picture
47. LOWER RICHWOODS
Map
Listing
Picture
     McCarty (see Wheeler, below)      
48. McCLEARY / Sand Hill
Map
Listing
Picture
49. McDOWELL
Map
Listing
Picture
50. Memorial Lawn
Map
Listing
Pictures
51. MOORMAN
Map
Listing
Pictures
52. MOUNT ZION
Map
Listing
Picture
53. Morgan Family
Map
One stone only
Picture
54. Moyer-Long Family
Map
One burial - Lloyd A. MOYER (1924-2012)
(No picture)
55. MOYER / Cholera / Shafer
Map
Listing
Pictures
56. MYERS
Map
Listing
Picture
57. Nelson Family
Map
One stone only - Mrs. George (Celia WARD) NELSON d.1860
(No picture)
58. NEW SWEDEN BAPTIST
Map
Listing
Picture
59. NEW SWEDEN LUTHERAN
Map
Listing
Picture
60. New Sweden Methodist
Map
Listing
Picture
     Old Fairfield City (See Fairfield City)      
     Packwood (See Prairie Center)      
61. Parsons College Campus
Map
Only Three Burials:
Dr. ARMSTRONG, Parsons College's first President, and wife; and Robert WILLIAMS, VP of Business Affairs
Picture
62. Pattison (PATTERSON)
Map
Listing
Picture
63. Perlee - destroyed
Map
Listing
Picture
     PETERSON (See Berry, above)      
64. Pioneer / Jacob Wiley
Map
Grave of Jacob Wiley
B. 1753 - d. 1846
Revolutionary War Veteran
Picture
     Pleasant Plain (See FRIENDS)      
65. POLISHVILLE / St. Mary's
Map
Listing
Pictures
66. PRAIRIE CENTER (Packwood)
Map
Listing
Pictures
     Richwoods
(See Lower or Upper Richwoods)
     
67. Rominger / County Line / Gonterman
Map
Listing
Picture
68. ROTH / Crawford / Walmer
Map
Listing
Picture
69. SALINA
Map
Listing
Picture
     Sand Hill (see McCleary)      
     Sheldon (see Fiedler)      
70. SMITH - Locust Grove Twp.
Map
Listing
Picture
71. Smith Family - Liberty Twp.
Map
Listing
Picture
72. Spurlock Family - Polk Twp.  
Only two burials -
Mathew & Lucretia SPURLOCK, 1856
Picture
73. St. John Lutheran
    (adjoins New Sweden Baptist)
Map
Listing
Picture
74. ST. JOSEPH'S Catholic
Map
Listing
Picture
     St. Mary's (see POLISHVILLE)      
75. Sts. Peter & Paul German Catholic
Map
Listing
Picture
     Steele (See Cumberland/Covenantor above)      
76. SWITZER FAMILY
Map
Listing
Picture
77. THOMPSON FAMILY
Map
Listing
(Information only)
78. UNION - Lockridge Twp.
Map
Listing
Picture
79. Union Free - Germanville
Map
Listing
Picture
80. UPLAND Swedish Lutheran
Map
Listing
Pictures
81. UPPER RICHWOODS
Map
Listing
Picture
     Walmer (See Roth above)      
    Vorhies, Henry County
Map
Listing
(No Picture)
82. WALNUT Creek Friends
Map
Listing
Pictures
83. WALNUT HILL
Map
Listing
Picture
84. Westenhaver Graveyard
Map
Listing
Picture
85. WINSELL
Map
Listing
Picture
86. Wheeler
Map
Listing
Pictures
87. Wright
Map
Listing
Picture
     Wiley, Jacob (See Pioneer above)      



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