Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
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NOTE: Every attempt is being made to keep these transcriptions current
from obituaries and gravestone photograph submissions.

If an interment has been omitted, please let us know so we can update the records. Thank you!


Please know that findagrave.com has many inaccuracies. Since anyone can post anything on findagrave, many erroneous entries have been made there. Ringgold GenWeb is updated constantly and is the most accurate source for cemetery transcriptions in Ringgold County.

Veteran information updated May of 2015 courtesy of Cathy Kilgore,
Ringgold County Veteran Affairs.

Common Gravestone Symbols and Their Meanings

Pioneer Cemetery Tractor Ride, 2007

Ringgold County Pioneer Cemetery Commission

WPA Cemetery Survey Transciptions

Cremated Remains

Allen-Clark Cemetery, Middle Fork Township

Alloway Cemetery, Benton Township

Amish Cemetery, Redding, Clinton Township

Bear Cemetery, Monroe Township

Benton Cemetery, Waubonsie Township

Bethel Cemetery, near Diagonal, Grant Township

Bever Cemetery, Jefferson Township
Also refered to as Pleasant Ridge, Grimes, Stephenson or Bever-Grimes
Located on thesite of 1st Church Building in Ringgold County

Bohemian Cemetery, near Diagonal, Washington Township

Cabaret Cemetery, near Diagonal, Grant Township

Caledonia Cemetery, Lotts Creek Township

Centenary Cemetery, Knowlton, Jefferson Township
Also be referred to as Knowlton Cemetery

Clearfield Cemetery, near Clearfield, Grant Township
Clearfield Cemetery transcriptions for surnames:
A - G- H - L- M - R- S - Z
Clearfield Cemetery, Civil War Soldier & Wives Interments

Dead Manís Cut, rural Diagonal, Washington Twp

Diagonal Cemetery, Diagonal, Washington Township

Ellston Cemetery, Ellston, Union Township

Eugene Cemetery near Tingley, Jefferson Township

Fairview Cemetery near Redding, Clinton Township
Also known as Abarr Cemetery or Brushey Cemetery

Forrest Home Cemetery, Benton Township

Hickory Grove Cemetery Middle Fork Township

Johnston Cemetery, Liberty Township

Keller Cemetery, Jefferson Township

Lewis Cemetery, Kellerton, Athens Township

Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton, Athens Township
Maple Row Cemetery transcriptions for surnames:
A - E F - L M - R S - Z

Marshalltown Cemetery near Benton, Waubonsie Township

Merritt Cemetery near Kellerton, Athens Township

Middle Fork Cemetery near Redding, Middle Fork Township
Middle Fork Cemetery transcriptions for surnames:
A - LM - Z

Miscellaneous Ringgold County Interments

Mount Zion Cemetery, near Lamoni, Riley Township
Also known as Modock Cemetery

Oakdale Cemetery, Lotts Creek Township
Also known as Watterson Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery near Mount Ayr, Poe Township
Also knowns as Saltzman or Egly Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery, Shannon City, Jefferson Township
Oakland Cemetery transcriptions surnames
A - L M - Z

Oak Ridge Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Liberty Township
Also referred to as North Cemetery or Fife's Cemetery

Oliver Cemetery, Monroe Township
Also referred to as Blackmore or High Point Cemetery

Patrick Cemetery, Riley Township

Platte River Cemetery (a.k.a. Maloy Baptist Church, a.k.a. Shay) Cemetery, Benton Township
Also referred to as Shay Cemetery or Maloy Baptist Cemetery

Pumptown Cemetery near Sun Valley Lake, Union Township
Also referred to as Anderson graveyard or Union Cemetery (early Union Hill Post Office was nearby)

Quinn Cemetery, Jefferson Township

Redding Cemetery, Redding, Clinton Township
Redding Cemetey transcriptions for surnames:
A - L - M - Z

Ringgold Cemetery, Former site of Ringgold City, rural Lotts Creek Township

Rising Sun Cemetery, Lincoln Township
Also referred to as Grove Chapel or Lincoln Township Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Poe Township
Rose Hill Cemetery transcriptions surnames:
A-B - C - D - E-F - G - H-I - J-K-L - M
N - O - P
- Q - R - S - T - U - V - W-Y-Z

Shaha Cemetery near Mount Ayr, Poe Township
Also known as Prall Cemetery

St. Maryís Cemetery near Maloy, Benton Township

Sweet Home Cemetery, Lesanville, Poe Township

Tedrow Cemetery, rural Kellerton, Athens Township

Tent Chapel Cemetery near Blockton, Clinton Township

Thompson Cemetery near Mount Ayr, Poe Township

Tindle Cemetery near Diagonal, Lincoln Township

Tingley Cemetery near Tingley, Tingley Township
Tingley Cemetery transcriptions surnames
A-B - C - D - E - F - G
H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - R
S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

Union Cemetery, Jefferson Township
Also known as Garland or Mortimer Cemetery

Woodland Cemetery - near Kellerton, Monroe Township


Ringgold County Vital Records which have been transcribed from newspaper abstracts, are available for births, marriages, anniversaries, and divorces, and for deaths, surnames A - M surnames N - Z.

Death Certificate Index
Ringgold County, 1923 - 1933

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The Iowa GenWeb Gravestone Project serves as a photographic archive to honor our ancestors and preserve records of gravestones that are deteriorating, some even disappearing, through the passage of time. New contributions are posted as they come in. The link for this searchable project can be found at:


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In the 1930ís the WPA canvassed and recorded burials in most Iowa Counties. The link for Ringgold County ís searchable database can be found at:

Or go to Ringgold County WPA Graves Surname Page at:

Ringgold County WPA Surnames

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