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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Harvey Cemetery (bn-FM)

Hidden : 5/20/2009
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is available from sunrise to sunset only. The cache has been placed to recongnize this historical place but is not within the boundaries of the cemetery.

This cemetery was accidently rediscovered by clerks at the Polk County Auditor's office in 2002, and nobody realized it was there that lived by it. Unintentionally it was being used as a junk pile by the then land owner who was unaware it was a burial ground. There are no surviving markers, or burial records for this cemetery, but township trustees did have the area cleaned up and fenced off. It was located north of the defunct village of Oak Hill. It has been mentioned before in other prior canvassings of Polk County cemeteries.

The Polk County death records from 1880 to 1907 list 16 people as having been buried there, although it should be kept in mind that most of the occupants were removed to nearby Rising Sun cemetery and there are no grave markers in the cemetery today.

******************************UPDATE 02/24/13******************************

JeePSer was kind enough to allow us to adopt and maintain this cache as they are moving out of state. Thanks for everything, JeePSer!!

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Last Updated: on 8/17/2014 3:59:13 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:59 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum