Big Creek Cemetery

Located inside Big Creek State Park. First cemetery in Madison Township

Unknown location for the cemetery inside the state park.

Big Creek Lake is located about 11 miles north of Des Moines, Iowa near the town of Polk City. The lake was created in the 1970s by the Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Saylorville Project, a flood control project that also created nearby Saylorville Lake. The project originally called for flooding a portion of adjacent Polk City, including a historic cemetery, to create one large reservoir. Luckily, the revision of the project to include a second dam created both the 5,400 acre Saylorville Lake and the 883 acre Big Creek Lake, preserving Polk City and providing its residents with multiple opportunities for recreation. (Site: Lakelubbers web site)

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