Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Mt. Zion Cemetery, Newton, Iowa

Project Tags

Top Surnames

view all


"Mt. Zion Cemetery in Jasper County, Section 29, was started in 1854. It was also known as the Dooley Burying Ground or the Turck Burying Ground. These local names usually occurred because of the surnames of the people buried there. Three acres were deeded in 1857 for use as a cemetery. There are about 750 burials. Mt. Zion Methodist church is located adjacent to the cemetery, but the church and cemetery are separate entities. It is on a paved road, well maintained and fenced with a gate." [The church was torn down after the publication of this book].

Source: Jasper County, Iowa Cemeteries: Buena Vista & Richland Townships, compiled by Jasper County Genealogical Society; published by the Iowa Genealogical Society. Copyright 2000. Used with their permission. To order this book, contact the Iowa Genealogical Society.

IA GenWeb

Find a Grave

Billion Graves