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(Union Twp, Union County)
1771 Creamery Road
Afton, Iowa 50830 USA
This single stone cemetery is located on the SE 1/4 of Section 8 in Union Township, Union County. The address is 1771 Creamery Road and has a sign. It lies to the west of an A frame home on the old Creamery Road north of Afton.  One large granite marker erected by Charles Maharry in the 1920s is inscribed reading, "In memory of the dead buried here-1863".  This cemetery is believed to be the first cemetery of Afton. Early newspapers refer to burials at the Afton cemetery north of town.  In the early sixities, many of the burials were moved to the Greenlawn cemetery northeast of Afton. At leasst one of these is dated 1841.  To visit the monument, permission should be requested from the home owner before continuing up the drive through his yard to the monument located in a field to the west of the house.