Woodland Cemetery

Entrance is located near the intersection of Woodland Ave and Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, on Woodlawn Ave. Latitude: 41.589611, Longitude: -93.650572

Woodland Cemetery Entrance, Des Moines, Iowa

Woodland Cemetery, originally called Fort Des Moines Cemetery, is the oldest cemetery in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. It was established in 1948, and is owned and operated by the Des Moines Parks & Recreation Department. Overall, it covers 69 acres and contains over 80,000 graves. You can read more history here. (Offsite)

Woodland cemetery is made up of the following: Allen, Baker, Baptist, Brazill, Clapp, Crocker, Des Moines Children's Home, Emanuel Jewish, Flavin, Flynn, Hamilton, Hanawalt, Hosie, Hukkell, Morrison, Odd Fellows, Perkins, Redhead, St Ambrose, Savery, Sherman, Wallace, Younker.

View Map, view Plat Map

There are over 2750 names and photos listed for Woodland Cemetery at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project

City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Cemetery Interment Search (Offsite).

Over 500 new stones placed in Woodland Cemetery in 2017 to honor unmarked graves of pioneer infants ("Baby Hill") .

"Baby Hill"-Block 21 (PDF format) - The pages in this pdf are of poor quality type, and so are only partially recognized by the site-wide search engine. The entries will be transcribed when time permits; in the interim we recommend browsing through the individual pages/entries.

Woodland Cemetery photos at the USGenWeb Archives. (Offsite)

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