Rules and Regulations
Fees and Rates
609 Forest Avenue
Boone, IA 50036
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Cleanup Linwood Cemetery
When: Spring Cleanup starts 1st Monday in April
Spring cleanup starts first Monday in April at the Linwood Cemetery in Boone. Residents with items at the Cemetery should collect these before the cleanup begins. Please follow this rule accordingly.
When: Fall Cleanup starts 2nd Monday in November
Fall cleanup will commence on the second Monday each year in November. At that time all arrangements will be removed from graves. In addition, all vases will be inverted and placed into bases. Anyone wishing to have arrangements in vases after that date will do so at their own risk.
Christmas wreaths may be placed on graves one week prior to Thanksgiving. In the event of accumulating snow prior to the second Monday in November, cleanup will be done at that time.
Boone County Cemeteries:
Map and list of Boone County Cemeteries
Repairs to several gravestones will take place as part of a local Eagle Scout project. A list of gravestones to be repaired is here. As an owner or representative owner please contact 515-432-4211 ext 142 regarding any questions or concerns about repairs to the gravestone. The repairs will take place August 23, 2014.
*Rules and Regulations
see tab at top of page or for further information contact the cemetery at 432-6295.
Visitors are reminded that the cemetery grounds are sacredly devoted
to the interment of the dead, and that a strict observance of
the decorum which should be observed in such a place will be required.
- Open hours are
sunrise to sunset.
- No dogs or horses
are allowed on cemetery grounds.
- Decorations are
allowed on gravesites for 5 days before and 5 days after the observed (Monday holiday) of Memorial Day of each year. After which time cemetery employees
will collect and dispose of them. Glass flower containers
are prohibited. During the mowing season flowers are allowed
only in permanently installed vases and urns. If flowers are
not attended to regularly they will be removed. The Cemetery will not be esponsible for anything deposited or growing on lots, that may be damaged, lost or stolen, or any receptacle or monument that may be broken. (See rules
and regulations 7 & 8)
- Automobiles, trucks,
or other vehicles must not be driven at a speed exceeding
ten miles an hour. Vehicles must not turn in any of the drives,
and care must be observed not to get off the roadways. Snowmobiles
and ATV's are prohibited from the cemetery.
- All persons are
prohibited from writing upon, defacing, or injuring any monument,
marker, or any structure, in or belonging to the cemetery.
- Persons with firearms
will not be admitted to the grounds, except when participating
at military funerals, Memorial Day Ceremony, and Veteran's
- Any person disturbing
the quiet and good order of the place by noise, or other improper
conduct, will be compelled to leave the grounds.
- All persons are
prohibited from injuring any shrub, tree, or plant in any
part of the cemetery or picking wild or cultivated flowers.
Linwood Cemetery (now
known as "West Division" section) was founded June 9,
1866, and the original plot was purchased from McFarland and Hull.
Lots 341 and 372 were platted on July 28, 1880, and added to the
original tract and was purchased from Bascomb.
The second addition
was added November 18, 1892, and consisted of Lots 1 to 23 along
the east line of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway and Lots
24 to 61 south of the original plat and was known as the "Stevens
On July 25, 1895, a
corporation, called "East Linwood Cemetery Association,"
was formed to establish and develop a cemetery east of the creek
and providing for a permanent care fund. The land for the new
cemetery was purchased from Goodykoontz, Herman, and Wright.
On July 19, 1912, a
new corporation was formed to take over both of the above cemeteries
and place the whole under permanent care and this was done and
called "Linwood Park Cemetery Association."
A new addition was
opened for sale of lots October 1, 1963, located south of the
East Linwood section consisting of about twelve acres of land
with a wide circular hard surfaced roadway through the section
giving access to all lots therein. This new area is divided into
VIII Gardens, and is known as Linwood Park Garden Section. Except
as to Garden V, Second Addition, the area is a memorial area.
Garden V, Second Addition, is on the west side of this area and
will be a monument section, the remainder of the area is a memorial
section and is governed by the same rules as set out for the Memorial
Park Sections H, I, and J in the East Linwood Area. This new area
is to be developed with appropriate shrubbery, cedar trees, and
other types of trees and plantings.
On July 1, 1992, the
cemetery operations were taken over by the City of Boone.
The gateway was presented
by Charles Mason in June 1920.
The foundation was
presented by S. R. Dyer in September 1921.
The office building
was presented by J. H. Riekenberg in May 1939.
So far as the records
show, the first burial in Linwood Cemetery was Lydia Lockwood
on October 14, 1855, on Lot 21, West Division.
The following gives
the date of the first interment in each of the several sections
of the east division of Linwood Park Cemetery:
Sec. A Jan. 1897
Sec. B Feb. 1896
Sec. C Sept. 1896
Sec. D Sept. 1904
Sec. E Sept. 1910
Sec. F Sept. 1920
Sec. G Jan. 1929
Sec. H Oct. 1940
Sec. I Aug. 1942
Sec. J Dec. 1940
K Aug. 1991
Sec. S Aug. 1914
Sec. T Aug. 1914
Sec. U Apr. 1908
Sec. V Apr. 1908
Sec. W. Nov. 1913
Sec. X Sept. 1905
Sec. Y July 1901
Z Feb. 1896
I Sept. 1966
IV Mar. 1966
Gdn. VII Jan. 1998
The cemetery lot and
burial records are all made in duplicate, one set is kept at the
cemetery office, in charge of the superintendent, the other at
the office of the Boone City Clerk.