Graceland Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery (HM1MT6)

Location: Creston, IA 50801 Union County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 2.186', W 94° 21.361'

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The first cemetery located at Cherry and Ringgold Streets was organized by a Creston Cemetery Ass'n August 1, 1874
and abandoned in 1880.
Graceland Cemetery was opened in 1881. The first burial was February 2, 1881. All bodies and stones from the abandoned cemetery were then moved to Graceland Cemetery. June 8, 1903, the city of Creston purchased Graceland Cemetery and it was operated by the City Council until July 7, 1930 when a Board of Trustees was created by the Council, delegating all powers to said Board. December 7, 1942, twenty additional acres of land were purchased seven acres of which have been developed into memorial gardens.
[Dedicated] May 30, 1967
HM NumberHM1MT6
Year Placed1967
Placed ByGraceland Cemetery and Olive Beckwith
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 386018 N 4543687
Decimal Degrees41.03643333, -94.35601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 2.186', W 94° 21.361'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 2' 11.16" N, 94° 21' 21.66" W
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Area Code(s)641
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near S Cherry Street Rd, Creston IA 50801, US
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