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Walnut Cemetery has been called the "Hascall Cemetery" and the "Walnut Creek Cemetery." It is a rural cemetery located four miles south of Emerson, Mills County, Iowa , on Hwy 59 and one-half mile east. The cemetery is located in West Township, Montgomery County, Iowa, but is close to the border of Mills County, Iowa. The closest town was Climax, Iowa, which is now an abandoned town. Walnut Creek was used to operate a saw mill, and later a mill for grinding grain. At one time, the only iron bridge across Walnut Creek was in the town of Climax.
Charles Hascall was a millwright and a farmer, and owned land in West Township Section 18. Amanda Lamb Hascall, Charles' wife, died in a snowstorm in Nov 1871 at the age of 51 years. Charles was unable to take her to the nearest town, which was Climax, so he buried her on a hill on the northeast corner of his land. He later gave this land to the county for a cemetery, first known as Hascall Cemetery, later changed to Walnut Creek Cemetery, and currently referred to as Walnut (Hascall) Cemetery.