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The location of Spry Cemetery









A visit to the Spry Cemetery ...

The location of the Spry Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Spry Cemetery ...

The Spry Cemetery is located in Polk County.

The county seat for Polk County is located in Des Moines. Des Moines lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Spry Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Spry Cemetery

Lat:   41.5608°   (41° 33' 38")

Lon:   -93.3863°   (-93° 23' 10")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Spry Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Spry Cemetery.

Ackworth   [Map]     Monroe   [Map]    
Altoona   [Map]     Oswalt   [Map]    
Berwick   [Map]     Palmyra   [Map]    
Bondurant   [Map]     Pleasant Hill   [Map]    
Carlisle   [Map]     Pleasantville   [Map]    
Colfax   [Map]     Prairie City   [Map]    
Country Estate Village   [Map]     Runnells   [Map]    
Des Moines   [Map]     Sandyville   [Map]    
Goddard   [Map]     Saylorville   [Map]    
Green Castle   [Map]     Swan   [Map]    
Hartford   [Map]     Valeria   [Map]    
Metz   [Map]     Vandalia   [Map]    
Mitchellville   [Map]      

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Spry Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Polk County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Spry Cemetery.

Altoona   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Spry Cemetery
 
Carlisle   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Spry Cemetery
 
Colfax   [Map]
 - Located in Jasper County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Spry Cemetery
 
Des Moines   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Spry Cemetery
 
Mitchellville   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Spry Cemetery
 
Monroe   [Map]
 - Located in Jasper County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of the Spry Cemetery
 
Pleasantville   [Map]
 - Located in Marion County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Spry Cemetery
 
Prairie City   [Map]
 - Located in Jasper County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Spry Cemetery
 
Runnells   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Spry Cemetery
 
Swan   [Map]
 - Located in Marion County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Spry Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Spry Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Polk County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adair County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Appanoose County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clarke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Decatur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Guthrie County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardin County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lucas County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Madison County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Mahaska County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Marion County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Marshall County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Monroe County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Story County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Tama County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Union County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Wapello County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Warren County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Wayne County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Polk County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Polk County
 

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Iowa

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 27 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Spry Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Polk County.

Altoona Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Spry Cemetery

Avon Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Spry Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94191<3>

Black Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Warren County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south (S) of the Spry Cemetery

Canfield Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Spry Cemetery

Carlisle Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Warren County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Spry Cemetery

Hartford Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Warren County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south (S) of the Spry Cemetery

Harvey Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Spry Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2292095

Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Spry Cemetery

Lowman Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Spry Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95356

Middle River Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Warren County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Spry Cemetery

Mitchellville Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Spry Cemetery

Moore Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Warren County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Spry Cemetery

Murray Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Warren County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Spry Cemetery

New Altoona Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Spry Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Spry Cemetery

Palmyra Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Warren County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Spry Cemetery

Powers - Warren Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Spry Cemetery

Prairie Belle Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Jasper County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Spry Cemetery

Rhinehart Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Jasper County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Spry Cemetery

Rising Sun Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Spry Cemetery

Sims Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Spry Cemetery

Stuart Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west (W) of the Spry Cemetery

Swan Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Marion County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Spry Cemetery

Vandalia Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Jasper County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Spry Cemetery

Waveland Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Jasper County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Spry Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #609605

Westview Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Jasper County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Spry Cemetery

Wicker Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Spry Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Spry Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Spry Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #461929   (Name of Record: Spry Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Polk
Lat: 41.560823     Lon: -93.3863214   [Map]
Elev: 265         Map Name: Rising Sun

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Spry Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5608, Longitude: -93.3863     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Spry Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.




 

 

 

 

 


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