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The Cox Cemetery, also called Sidney or Ankeny Cemetery, is on a one acre clearing nestled on the timbered southwest slope of Ankeny Hill eight miles south of Salem in Section 5 of T9S, R3W. It was founded by pioneer Thomas Cox, who was known as Salem's first storekeeper. The cemetery, deeded to School District No. 37 originally, now is owned and managed by the Cox Cemetery Association. It is located in the north portion of the donation land claim (#762) purchased by Cox in 1847 from Walter Helm. The original half-acre cemetery tract was deeded by Cox's son Joseph and Eliza, his wife, to Marion County School District No 37 -- the old Fairview and later Ankeny District in 1876 "for use of inhabitants of the district for the purpose of a cemetery".