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Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa
Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls, IA
GPS: 42.5406, -92.4557
404 North College Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Published: January 21, 2022
Total records: 6,876
Greenwood Cemetery is owned by the City of Cedar Falls.
Greenwood Cemetery goes back to 1849. It was originally three separate family cemeteries; the Overman's, the Mularky's, and the Wild's.
The first burial was a daughter of Dempsey Overman who died in 1849, and was buried in the Overman family cemetery. The property was eventually turned over to the city of Cedar Falls. The land given to the city by the Overman family makes up the area called the “Original Section” on the present map of Greenwood Cemetery.
The Mularky family also owned private land along the bluffs near the Overman Cemetery, and developed it as their family burial ground. The earliest burial of the Mularky clan was William Mularky in 1852. As well as using the area for their own family’s burials, the Mularky’s sold lots to other people, naming their section Riverside Cemetery. After the most desirable lots were sold, it was taken over by the city and incorporated as the First Addition to Greenwood Cemetery.
The earliest burial in the Wild family cemetery was of Daniel Wild on February 4, 1903. The Wilds are buried in the southwest corner of what is today Block 1 of the Second Addition. After some years of private ownership the Wild land was purchased by the city and added as the Second Addition to Greenwood Cemetery.
Records linked below were acquired from the City of Cedar Falls' burial database on January 16, 2022.