Macedonia Cemetery

The Macedonia Cemetery Association was formed by the people of Macedonia and the surrounding community. In 1888, six acres of land were purchased for $600.00 from A. B. and Rebecca H. Rayburn. The location of the cemetery was one-quarter mile east of Macedonia.

About 1909, a sidewalk was built from town to the cemetery. Each person contributing $1.00 was honored with his or her name on a block. For each additional dollar donated, a Roman numeral was put on an additional block. A footbridge was built over the creek along the sidewalk. Many people were very pleased to be able to walk to town and have their own sidewalk and bridge all the way.

January 1928, the Macedonia Cemetery Association purchased 2-2/10 acres from V. L. Watson for $450.00. John Hamilton donated $8,000.00 to the cemetery the same year.

Macedonia Cemetery is located one mile east of Macedonia on Iowa Highway 362, about three-quarters of a mile west of Highway 59. The cemetery was started about 1880 when the town moved from the Nishnabotna River site to meet the railroad.

There are several unmarked graves, but the cemetery is well kept and active. It has a nice view of the farm country to the south of Macedonia.

Macedonia Cemetery at Iowa Gravestone Photo Project.

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