|18569 Lane Road|
Postal Code: 52142
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This is the cemetery for the Fayette County poor farm and insane asylum, which was operational from the early 1850s through until after 1925 and has been in this location since 1865. There is still a mental health facility on the grounds. As a consequence, this cemetery is on private land owned by the mental health facility and permission is needed to visit it. This is easily obtained by stopping at the reception desk.
The cemetery is currently being maintained well, but it is not clearly signposted. While there are GPS coordinates given here, aerial maps are more helpful in locating it because of the need to negotiate the mental health facility first. These can be can be found at http://www.iowaz.info/surname/countyfarm.htm along with more detailed information about the cemetery and the county poor farm itself.
There are only four marked graves, although about 75 burials are known. The lots numbers are known for about half of these.
All photos taken by and provided with permission of Barry Zbornik.