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CEMETERIES

Article regarding Iowa GenWeb's Gravestone Photo Project.

CEMETERIES OF RINGGOLD COUNTY

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!

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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
    Allen-Clark Cemetery Transcriptions

Alloway Cemetery, Benton Township
    Alloway Cemetery was located 1/4 mile north and slightly east of the present-day Platte River Cemetery. In the 1920's two small gravestones could be seen along a fence row on the W. H. SHAY farm. But none of the stones no longer exist, reportedly what did remain were moved by the ALLOWAY family to Platte River Cemetery. See Miscellaneous Interments below

Amish Cemetery, Redding, Clinton Township

Bear Cemetery, Monroe Township
    Bear Cemetery Transcriptions

Benton Cemetery, Waubonsie Township
    Benton Cemetery Transcriptions 

Bethel Cemetery, near Diagonal, Grant Township
    Bethel Cemetery Transcriptions 

Bever Cemetery a.k.a. Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    Jefferson Township, site of 1st Church Building in Ringgold County
    WPA Survery lists this Cemetery as Stephenson Cemetery. Some references to this cemetery
    has called it the Grimes Cemetery.
    Cemetery transcriptions on Bever/Pleasant Ridge/Grimes/Stephenson Cemetery page

Blackmore Cemetery, see Oliver Cemetery, Monroe Township
    Early obituaries refer to Oliver Cemetery as either Blackmore or High Point Cemetery.
    Oliver Cemetery Transcriptions

Bohemian Cemetery, near Diagonal, Washington Township
    Bohemian Cemetery Transcriptions 

Bruning Cemetery, near Kent, Union County, Iowa
    Cemetery transcriptions on Bruning Cemetery page

Cabaret Cemetery, near Diagonal, Grant Township
    Cabaret Cemetery Transcription

Caledonia Cemetery, Lotts Creek Township
    Caledonia Cemetery Transcriptions 
    Caledonia Cemetery Photographs

Centenary (a.k.a. Knowlton) Cemetery, Knowlton, Jefferson Township
    Centenary Cemetery Transcriptions  
    Centenary Cemetery Photographs

Clark-Allen Cemetery-See Allen-Clark Cemetery
    Allen-Clark Cemetery Transcriptions

Clearfield Cemetery, near Clearfield, Grant Township
    Clearfield Cemetery Transcriptions, Surnames A - G 
    Clearfield Cemetery Transcriptions, Surnames H - L 
    Clearfield Cemetery Transcriptions, Surnames M - R 
    Clearfield Cemetery Transcriptions, Surnames S - Z 
    Clearfield Cemetery, Civil War Soldier & Wives Interments

Cornwall Cemetery, also known as Haight Cemetery, Pleasant Twp., Union County
    Cornwall or Haight Cemetery Transcriptions, Union County IAGenWeb site
    Cornwall Cemetery, IAGenWeb Gravestones Photographs

Dead Manís Cut (a.k.a. Skidmore), rural Diagonal, Washington Twp

Diagonal Cemetery, Diagonal, Washington Township
    Diagonal Cemetery Transcriptions 

Egly (a.k.a. Merritt) Cemetery near Kellerton, Athens Twp
    Merritt Cemetery Transcriptions 

Elk Chapel Cemetery, Bloomington Township, Decatur County
    Elk Chapel Cemetery transcriptions, located on Decatur County's IAGenWeb site

Ellston Cemetery, Ellston, Union Township
    Ellston Cemetery Transcriptions 

Eugene Cemetery near Tingley, Jefferson Township
    Eugene Cemetery Transcriptions 

Fairview Cemetery near Redding, Clinton Township
   Fairview Cemetery Transcriptions 

Fisher or Westerfield Cemetery, see Miscellaneous Ringgold County Interments
    belived to have been located near a pioneer trail along the way to Mormontown,
    present-day Blockton, Taylor County, Iowa

Forrest Home Cemetery, Benton Township  
    Forrest Home Cemetery Transcriptions  

Garland Cemetery - See Union Cemetery, Jefferson Township
    Union Cemetery Transcriptions

Grimes Cemetery a.k.a.Pleasant Ridge or Bever Cemetery
    Jefferson Township, site of 1st Church Building in Ringgold County
    WPA Survey lists this as Stephenson Cemetery. Some refer to it as the Grimes Cemetery.
    Cemetery transcriptions on Bever/Pleasant Ridge/Stephenson/Grimes Cemetery page

Grove Chapel or Grove Cemetery - See Rising Sun Cemetery, Lincoln Township
    Rising Sun Cemetery Transcriptions

Haight Cemetery, a.k.a. Cornwall Cemetery, Pleasant Twp., Union County

Hickory Grove Cemetery Middle Fork Township
    Hickory Grove Cemetery Transcriptions 

High Point Cemetery, see Oliver Cemetery, Monroe Township
    Early obituaries refer to Oliver Cemetery as either Blackmore or High Point Cemetery.
    Oliver Cemetery Transcriptions

Johnston Cemetery, Liberty Township  
    Johnston Cemetery Transcriptions  

Keller Cemetery, Jefferson Township
    Keller Cemetery Transcriptions

Knowlton Cemetery - See Centenary Cemetery, Jefferson Township
    Centenary Cemetery Transcriptions
    Centenary Cemetery Photographs

Lesanville Cemetery - See Sweet Home Cemetery, Poe Township
    Sweet Home Cemetery Transcriptions

Lewis Cemetery, Kellerton, Athens Township  
    Lewis Cemetery Transcriptions are on the cemetery's webpage above

Lincoln Township Cemetery - See Rising Sun Cemetery, Lincoln Township
    Rising Sun Cemetery Transcriptions

Maloy Baptist Cemetery - See Platte River Cemetery, Benton Township
    Platte River Cemetery Transcriptions

Maple Row (a.k.a. Kellerton) Cemetery, Athens Township 
    Maple Row Cemetery Transcriptions for surnames of:
       A - E     F - L     M - R     S - Z 

Marshalltown Cemetery near Benton, Waubonsie Township
    Marshalltown Cemetery Transcriptions 

Merritt (a.k.a. Egly) Cemetery near Kellerton, Athens Twp
    Merritt Cemetery Transcriptions 

Middle Fork Cemetery near Redding, Middle Fork Township
    Middle Fork Cemetery Transcriptions, Surnames A - L    M - Z 

Miscellaneous Ringgold County Interments

Mortimer Cemetery - See Union Cemetery, Jefferson Township
    Union Cemetery Transcriptions

Mount Zion Cemetery (a.k.a. Modock Cemetery), near Lamoni, Riley Township
    Mount Zion Cemetery Transcriptions 

Oakdale (a.k.a. Watterson) Cemetery, Lotts Creek Township
    Oakdale Cemetery Transcriptions 

Oak Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Township, Union County
    Oak Hill Cemetery is located south of Shannon City.
    Link above is to Oak Hill Cemetery transcription located on Union County IAGenWeb site.

Oakland (a.k.a. Shannon City) Cemetery, Jefferson Township
    Oakland (a.k.a. Shannon City) Cemetery Transcriptions
     Surnames A - L     M - Z 

Oakland (a.k.a. Saltzman, a.k.a. Egly) Cemetery near Mount Ayr, Poe Township
    Oakland (a.k.a. Saltzman, a.k.a. Egly) Cemetery Transcriptions 

Oak Ridge Cemetery Liberty Township  
    Early obituaries refer to Oak Ridge Cemetery as "North Cemetery" or "Fife Cemetery"
    Oak Ridge Cemetery Transcriptions  
    Oak Ridge Cemetery Rehabilitation Project

Oliver Cemetery, Monroe Township
    Early obituaries refer to Oliver Cemetery as either Blackmore or High Point Cemetery.
    Oliver Cemetery Transcriptions 

Patrick Cemetery, Riley Township
    Patrick Cemetery Transcriptions
    History of Patrick Cemetery

Platte River (a.k.a. Maloy Baptist Church, a.k.a. Shay) Cemetery, Benton Township
    Platte River Cemetery Transcriptions 

Pleasant Ridge Cemetery a.k.a. Bever Cemetery
    Jefferson Township, site of 1st Church Building in Ringgold County
    WPA Survey lists this as Stephenson Cemetery. Some refer to it as the Grimes Cemetery.
    Cemetery transcriptions on Bever/Pleasant Ridge/Stephenson/Grimes Cemetery page

Prall Cemetery - See Shaha Cemetery
    Shaha (a.k.a. Prall) Cemetery Transcriptions

Pumptown Cemetery near Sun Valley Lake, Union Township
    Pumptown Cemetery Transcriptions 

Quinn Cemetery, Jefferson Township 
    Quinn Cemetery Transcriptions on Quinn Cemetery page

Redding Cemetery, Redding, Clinton Township
    Redding Cemetey Transcriptions for Surnames A - L     M - Z 

Ringgold Cemetery, rural Lotts Creek Township
    Ringgold Cemetery Transcriptions 

Rising Sun (a.k.a. Grove Chapel or Grove) Cemetery, Lincoln Township
NOTE: Early obituaries refer to this cemetery as Lincoln Township Cemetery.
    Rising Sun Cemetery Transcriptions

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

Saltzman Cemetery - See Oakland Cemetery
    Oakland (a.k.a. Saltzman) Cemetery Transcriptions

Shaha (a.k.a. Prall) Cemetery near Mount Ayr, Poe Township
    Shaha (a.k.a. Prall) Cemetery Transcriptions

Shannon City Cemetery - See Oakland (a.k.a. Shannon City) Cemetery
    Oakland (a.k.a. Shannon City) Cemetery Transcriptions
    Surnames A - L     M - Z

Shay Cemetery - See Platte River Cemetery, Maloy, Benton Township
    Platte River Cemetery Transcriptions

Skidmore Cemetery, Washington Township
    according to WPA Records, Henry SKIDMORE, age 37 years, d. 05 May 1865, only gravesite

St. Maryís Cemetery near Maloy, Benton Township
    St. Mary's Cemetery Transcriptions 

Stephenson Cemetery a.k.a. Pleasant Ridge Cemetery or Bever Cemetery
    Jefferson Township, site of 1st Church Building in Ringgold County
    WPA Survey lists this as Stephenson Cemetery. Some refer to it as the Grimes Cemetery.
    Cemetery transcriptions on Bever/Pleasant Ridge/Stephenson/Grimes Cemetery page

Sweet Home (a.k.a. Lesanville) Cemetery, Lesanville, Poe Township
    Sweet Home Cemetery Transcriptions 

Tedrow Cemetery, rural Kellerton, Athens Township  
    Tedrow Cemetery Transcriptions   
       Tedrow Cemetery History, by Linda Swank Swanson 
       Beer Party Busted at Cemetery, 2009
       Tedrow Cemetery Vandalized, July 2010

Tent Chapel Cemetery near Blockton, Clinton Township
    Tent Chapel Cemetery Transcriptions 

Thompson Cemetery near Mount Ayr, Poe Township
    Thompson Cemetery Transcriptions 
    Bob MARTIN memorial at Thompson Cemetery

Tindle Cemetery near Diagonal, Lincoln Township
    Tindle Cemetery Transcriptions 

Tingley Cemetery near Tingley, Tingley Township
    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 (a.k.a. Mortimer or Garland) Cemetery, Jefferson Township
    Union Cemetery Transcriptions 

Watterson Cemetery - See Oakdale Cemetery
    Oakdale Cemetery Transcriptions

Westerfield or Fisher Cemetery, see Miscellaneous Ringgold County Interments
    belived to have been located near a pioneer trail along the way to Mormontown,
    present-day Blockton, Taylor County, Iowa

Woodland Cemetery - near Kellerton, Monroe Township
     

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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.

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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:

http://iowagravestones.org/

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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:

http://iowawpagraves.org/index.php?cid=80
Or go to Ringgold County WPA Graves Surname Page at:

Ringgold County WPA Surnames

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