Jefferson County
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. ANTIOCH
Map
Listing
Picture
 3. ARMSTRONG - Walnut Township
Map
Listing
Picture
 4. Armstrong - Parsons College Campus
Map
Only Two Burials:
Dr. ARMSTRONG, Parsons College's first President, and wife
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. Cedar Hill - farmer destroyed
Map
   
16. Chilcott / Collins
Map
Listing
Picture
     Cholera (see Moyer / Shafer / Hurd)      
17. Clinkenbeard Family
Map
Listing
(No Picture)
18. Coalport / Hopkirk
Map
Listing
Picture
     Coop (See Antioch above)      
19. County Home / Poor Farm - no stones
Map
Listing
(No picture)
     County Line (See Rominger)      
20. Courtney
Map
Listing
Picture
21. Crane Family - farmer destroyed
Map
Listing
(No picture)
     Crawford (See Roth below)      
22. Cumberland / Covenantor / Steele
Map
Listing
Picture
23. Dallner German Methodist
Map
Listing
Picture
     Des Moines River, Wapello County
Map
Listing
No Picture
     Dunkard (See Brethren)      
24. Evergreen, Fairfield
Map
Listing
Picture
     Fairfield Abbey Mausoleum  
Story of the Abbey
 
25. Fairfield City / Old City Cemetery
Map
Listing
Picture
26. FELL
Map
Listing
Picture
27. Fiedler / Sheldon
Map
Listing
Picture
28. Forrest
Map
Listing
Picture
29. FOUR CORNERS ST. PAUL GERMAN LUTHERAN
Map
Listing
Picture
30. FRIENDS (Quaker) - Pleasant Plain
Map
Listing
Picture
     Friends (Quaker) - Walnut Creek (See Walnut Creek Friends, below)      
31. Galliher Family
Map
Listing
Picture
32. 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)      
33. Gilmer (GILMORE)
Map
Listing
Picture
34. GLASGOW
Map
Listing
Pictures
     Gonterman (see Rominger)      
35. Gray Family
Map
Only one stone
Samantha Gray
(Click here)
Picture
     Green (see Richwood, Upper)      
36. GREGG
Map
Listing
Pictures
37. Holmes Family
Map
Listing
Picture
38. HOPE Lutheran
Map
Listing
Picture
     Hopkirk Cemetery (See Coalport above)      
39. Hopkirk Family - on the family homestead
Map
One Stone - John & Jane NICHOLSON HOPKIRK
Picture
40. Howard Grove
Map
Listing
Picture
     Hurd / Heard - see MOYER / Cholera      
41. Jones, Rev. Richard Family
Map
Listing
Pictures
42. 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
43. Koons (COON) / Long - destroyed
Map
Listing
(Information only)
     Lambirth (Henry County)
Map
Listing
(No Picture)
     Laughlin (See Gantz, above)      
44. Lockridge
Map
Listing
Picture
45. LOWER RICHWOODS
Map
Listing
Picture
     McCarty (see Wheeler, below)      
46. McCLEARY / Sand Hill
Map
Listing
Picture
47. McDOWELL
Map
Listing
Picture
48. Memorial Lawn
Map
Listing
Pictures
49. MOORMAN
Map
Listing
Pictures
50. MOUNT ZION
Map
Listing
Picture
51. Morgan Family
Map
One stone only
Picture
52. MOYER / Cholera / Shafer
Map
Listing
Pictures
53. MYERS
Map
Listing
Picture
54. Nelson Family
Map
One stone only - Mrs. George (Celia WARD) NELSON d.1860
No picture
55. NEW SWEDEN BAPTIST
Map
Listing
Picture
56. NEW SWEDEN LUTHERAN
Map
Listing
Picture
57. New Sweden Methodist
Map
Listing
Picture
     Old Fairfield City (See Fairfield City)      
     Packwood (See Prairie Center)      
58. Pattison (PATTERSON)
Map
Listing
Picture
59. Perlee - destroyed
Map
Listing
Picture
     PETERSON (See Berry, above)      
60. Pioneer / Jacob Wiley
Map
Grave of Jacob Wiley
B. 1753 - d. 1846
Revolutionary War Veteran
Picture
     Pleasant Plain (See FRIENDS)      
61. POLISHVILLE / St. Mary's
Map
Listing
Pictures
62. PRAIRIE CENTER (Packwood)
Map
Listing
Pictures
     Richwoods
(See Lower or Upper Richwoods)
     
63. Rominger / County Line / Gonterman
Map
Listing
Picture
64. ROTH / Crawford / Walmer
Map
Listing
Picture
65. SALINA
Map
Listing
Picture
     Sand Hill (see McCleary)      
     Sheldon (see Fiedler)      
66. SMITH - Locust Grove Twp.
Map
Listing
Picture
67. Smith Family - Liberty Twp.
Map
Listing
Picture
68. Spurlock Family - Polk Twp.  
Only two burials -
Mathew & Lucretia, 1856
Picture
69. St. John Lutheran
    (adjoins New Sweden Baptist)
Map
Listing
Picture
70. ST. JOSEPH'S Catholic
Map
Listing
Picture
     St. Mary's (see POLISHVILLE)      
71. Sts. Peter & Paul German Catholic
Map
Listing
Picture
     Steele (See Cumberland/Covenantor above)      
72. SWITZER FAMILY
Map
Listing
Picture
73. THOMPSON FAMILY
Map
Listing
(Information only)
74. UNION - Lockridge Twp.
Map
Listing
Picture
75. Union Free - Germanville
Map
Listing
Picture
76. UPLAND Swedish Lutheran
Map
Listing
Pictures
77. UPPER RICHWOODS
Map
Listing
Picture
     Walmer (See Roth above)      
    Voorhies, Henry County
Map
Listing
(No Picture)
78. WALNUT Creek Friends
Map
Listing
Pictures
79. WALNUT HILL
Map
Listing
Picture
80. Westenhaver Graveyard
Map
Listing
Picture
81. WINSELL
Map
Listing
Picture
82. Wheeler
Map
Listing
Pictures
83. Wright
Map
Listing
Picture
     Wiley, Jacob (See Pioneer above)      



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