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Mahaska County
Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer CEMETERIES


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What is a Pioneer Cemetery?

A Pioneer Cemetery is defined by Iowa Code as a cemetery having six or fewer burials in the preceding fifty years. Forty pioneer cemeteries have been designated in Mahaska County. 

After research and designation, the Cemeteries are placed on a priority basis list. Those on the top priority list are then marked off and fenced, if necessary. Adjacent landowners are notified. The Commission assists volunteers with repair and restoration of gravestones as well as the clearing and fencing of the Cemetery itself. We are also working with the Mahaska County Conservation Board and the Iowa Prairie Network to reintroduce prairie flowers and grasses into the Cemeteries.


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DELONG/DELASHMUTT (SIX MILE) CEMETERY
MCDONALD CEMETERY

 


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Mahaska County Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Cemeteries
 1240 235th St., Leighton, Iowa  50143

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