SWEET HOME CEMETERY
(a.k.a. LESANVILLE CEMETERY)
east of Mount Ayr, Poe Township, Ringgold County, Iowa
Photograph by Sharon R. Becker
A cemetery was established in 1872 on land donated by George W. LESAN, and the first
interment was the child of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. LESAN.
Other settlers were moving into the
neighborhood and they needed a larger cemetery. It was called
"Sweet Home" Cemetery and all of the bodies but two were moved from the old one to the new cemetery. Those left
belonged to families who had moved out of the state. There are some of five generations of LESANS buried in this cemetery.
~ Kellerton, Iowa: A History to 1981, p. 132. 1981
Sweet Home (a.k.a. Lesanville) Cemetery is located approximately 5 miles east of
Mount Ayr off U.S. Highway 2 on county highway P-56 in Poe Township, Ringgold County, Iowa.
Feature Name: Sweet Home (a.k.a. Lesanville) Cemetery
Feature Type: cemetery
USGS 7.5' x 7.5' Map: Mount Ayr
Map provided by google maps
Sweet Home Cemetery Transcriptions
Sweet Home (a.k.a. Lesanville) Cemetery interments for surnames COON, GREEN, JACKSON, and
LESAN, may be found on the cemetery’s web page located at Iowa GenWeb Gravestone Photo Project:
Early Sweet Home (a.k.a. Lesonville) Cemetery interments may be found
on WPA’s searchable database for Ringgold County located at:
To submit your photographs to the IAGENWeb Gravestone Photo Project, click on link directly
above, or go to IAGenWeb Gravestone Photo Project’s submission page