|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Butler Center Cemetery is located in the Northeast one-fourth of section 18 of
Jefferson Township, three miles south of Allison and one mile east of Highway 14 on
county road C45.
This cemetery was a town cemetery for Butler Center. Its first burial was in 1865.
In 1870 it was under the jurisdiction of the Jefferson Township Trustees. At that time they
transferred a strip of land along the south edge of the cemetery to George M. Craig in
exchange for a strip along the western edge of the cemetery.
Later the cemetery was transferred to the Butler Center Cemetery Association which was
incorporated in 1917. In 1938 it was verified that the land transferred in 1870 was now owned by Fred
In 1950 the Butler County Auditor was assigned as trustee for the small cemetery. In 1962 the
unused east half of the property owned by the Association was sold to the State Collage of Iowa (now
UNI) for use as a natural prairie reserve.
Lot #l is in the very NE corner of the cemetery next to the road.
Numbers run west till #l5 which comprises the lst row running parallel
with the road. Row 2 contains #'s l6 - 30 running west to east; row 3,
#'s 3l - 45 running east to west; row 4, #'s 46 - 60 running west to east;
row 4, #'s 6l - 74 running east to west; row 5, #'s 75 - 90 running west
to east; row 6, #'s 9l - l05 running east to west; row 7, #'s l06 - l20
running west to east; row 8, #'s l2l - l35 running east to west; row 9,
#'s l36 - l50 running west to east; row l0, #'s l5l - l65 running east
to west. Lots l66 through l75 are in a row placed between rows 5 & 6
with numbers running west to east.