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City CemeteryCity Cemetery
City Cemetery is located in the 1400 block between Avenues H and I and is the oldest and smallest of the cemeteries at 3.6 acres.

The earliest known burial that is still marked is that of Gen. John Holly Knapp, the founder of the City of Fort Madison, who passed away on January 4, 1837.

Elmwood CemeteryElmwood Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery is located in the 2100 block between Avenues L and M. Elmwood's first known burial with an existing marker was that of Jane S. Cowles in 1841.

The 4.2 acre cemetery holds several members of the 16th Illinois Calvary who survived Andersonville prison.

Oakland Cemetery
Oakland Cemetery is located at 4025 Avenue O and is the largest of the city's cemeteries at 24.8 acres. Oakland is a perpetual care cOakland Cemeteryemetery.

Oakland is home to Soldier's Circle, where former and present City of Fort Madison residents who qualify as veterans under the Iowa Department of Veteran's Affairs requirements may be interred. A Memorial Day Service is held each year at Soldier's Circle followed 30 minutes later by a memorial service at the Veteran's Memorial in Riverview Park.

Sacred Heart Cemetery
Sacred Heart Cemetery is Sacred Heart Cemeterylocated south of Highway 61 on 48th Street and is 13 acres in size. Sacred Heart is a perpetual care cemetery.

Sacred Heart was founded by Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was transferred to the City of Fort Madison in 1974.

Melinda Blind
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Melinda Blind
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Fort Madison, IA 52627
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