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Carrollton Cemetery - 2012
This book has been compiled and created by Martin Paulsen
Generously donated to Carroll County, IAGenWeb by Mr. Paulsen
2012 Carrollton Cemetery
“In 1854, at the end of a trail, on top of a hill overlooking the Middle Raccoon River, a cemetery was started. It was designated as the first cemetery in the county and called Carrollton Cemetery.” – from the Carrollton Community Club 1897 – 1997 Carrollton History – Cookbook.
The information in this update would not be possible without the June 1990 information compiled by Darlene Antisdel, Bonnie Berns, Martie Roden, and typed by Betty Fisher. Without their efforts 22 years ago, much information would have been lost as many of the old marble stones have deteriorated and are no longer legible. Additionally, there has been vandalism resulting in many broken and some completely missing stones.
I have followed their lead in defining the location of the stones. The row numbers we used do not agree with the layout of the June 1928 “Plat of Carrollton Cemetery” created by I.W. Hoffman, Civil Engineer. For example, the Plat indicates there should be 7 north-south rows in the east block. We found ten distinct north-south rows in the east block. My guess is families in the old days were not as particular about lining up their burial plots with others.
The cemetery is divided into two major sections by a north-south lane. The rows in each section are numbered starting on the east side of each section. Within each row, the stones are numbered sequentially, starting with the northern-most stone in the row. For example, E-03-10 indicates the east section, 3rd row from the east, 10th stone from the north end. Some stones have different names on two or more sides. In these instances, there will be an E, N, S, or W as the last character of the stone location, to indicate the side on which the name appears.
Except for a couple stones in the west section, I have followed the layout of the 1990 compilation. The one stone I could not locate was that of Laura Hupp at the south end of row 8 in the west section.
The cemetery map I’ve included is laid out as if you were standing at the gate in the NW corner and looking south towards the cemetery.
The pictures, Excel spreadsheets, and Word documents used for this effort are included on a CD that will be provided with copies for the Trustees and Libraries.
Webmaster's navigational notes:
The above links for "Index of Names" and "Index of Veterans" link to index web pages I've created. These pages contain links to the individual web pages made for each page of this book.
I also wished to make available a pdf version of this book, which can be easily saved to your computer for future reference. These pdf documents can be accessed from the section/row links, above.
The "Introduction" link is to a pdf file with all the first sections of the book, and this is the only place you will find a map of the cemetery.
Adobe PDF Reader can be downloaded here. If you need to download and install this program, be sure to uncheck the McAfee Security Scan box unless you wish that program to be installed also.
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