Union Valley Cemetery
Orchard, Mitchell County, Iowa

Cemetery: Union Valley Cemetery

Other: Old Orchard Cemetery

Sign: No

Street: 1/4 mile west of Orchard, 3/4 mile south, 1/2 mile west in woods

City: Orchard

Township: West Lincoln

County: Mitchell

State: Iowa

Nation: U.S.A.

Zip:

Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions: 1/4 mile west of Orchard, 3/4 mile south, 1/2 mile west in woods

Type: Road-private

Location: Rural

Terrain: Hillside

Watersource: No

Features: In wooded area.

Property: Private

Access: Permission-required

Enclosure: None

Gate: None

Established: 1863

Gravestones: 1 to 20

Oldest: April 12, 1863

Newest: This is the only headstone left

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: Unsure

Repairs: No

Methods: Adhesives

Restoration: Yes

Association: No

Records: No

Inventory: Unsure

Availability:

Landscaping: No

Paths: No

Trees: Yes4

Crypts: No

Fencing: No

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: No

Granite: No

Marble: No

Native: Yes

Slate: No

Others: No

Wood: No

Materials: No

Architectural: No

Angels: No

Draperies: No

Fraternal: No

Hands: No

Lambs: No

Monograms: No

Plants: No

Photos: No

Religious: No

Scrollwork: No

Urns: No

Carvings: No

Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction

Unmarked: Yes

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Yes

Weather: Yes

Pollution: Yes

Vandalized: Yes

Report: No

VA1:

VA2: Gravestones-Broken

VA3: Gravestones-Stolen

VA4:

VA5: Graves-Desecrated

Overgrowth:

Overgrowth1:

Overgrowth2:

Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing

Overgrowth4:

GroundCover: Yes

Moss:

Vines:

Drainage: Good

Problem1:

Problem2: Apathy

Owner: Private

Use: Agricultural

Bordering: Woods

Change: Smaller

Reason: Agriculture

Visited: Unknown

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Unknown

Contacted:

Surnames:

Moore

Other_Information:

Severl depressions in the soil indicate there are other burial sights here. Written in history books this once occupied one acre.

Support:

Neal Du Shane 1224 Canvasback Court, Fort Collins, CO 80525-8835, 1-970-223-5156, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Neal Du Shane

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Date: 9/28/02