What Do We Do?
The MCPCC was formed to identify, restore, and maintain the pioneer cemeteries of Marion County, Iowa. The Commission was established by the Marion County Board of Supervisors in June 2011.
What is a Pioneer Cemetery?
The Iowa Code defines a pioneer cemetery as having 12 or fewer burials in the past 50 years. Marion County has a total of 110 cemeteries; 56 have been identified as pioneer.
Next meeting is Monday, March 29, 2021
We meet at the Rural Fire Station in Knoxville (across from Peace Tree Brewery)
Meetings usually go about an hour.
Our Restoration Gallery contains pictures of several of the pioneer cemeteries that MCPCC has restored over the years; for the newest work, go to that cemetery's page. Our most recent cemetery to be worked on is Klein Cemetery.
A Note on Cemetery Locations:
Under the "Cemeteries" tab, you will be able to see a map for most of the Marion County pioneer cemeteries. However, because the map "pins" the cemetery to the nearest 911 address, the cemetery can be quite some distance from the actual pinpoint. In some cases, you can see the cemetery actually located by name on the map nearby.