Oscar Peterson Cemetery
Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa

Cemetery: Oscar Peterson Cemetery


Sign: No

Street: Mitchell Line St and Dancer Ave.

City: From Osage, Ia approx 12 miles SW

Township: West Cedar

County: Mitchell

State: Iowa

Nation: U.S.A.

Zip: 50461

Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions: From Osage, IA travel West on Hwy 9, Turn left (south) on Dancer Ave. - proceed 5 miles south to Mitchell Line St - on east side of road - approximately 1/10 mile north of Mitchell Line St.

Type: Road-public

Location: Rural

Terrain: Level

Watersource: No


Property: Private

Access: Permission-required

Enclosure: None

Gate: None

Established: Unknown at this time

Gravestones: 5 to 12

Oldest: Unknown at this time

Newest: 1863

Removed: Yes

Relocated: Unsure

Repairs: No

Methods: Adhesives

Restoration: Yes

Association: No

Records: No

Inventory: Unsure


Landscaping: No

Paths: No

Trees: Yes4

Crypts: No

Fencing: No

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: Yes

Granite: No

Marble: No

Native: No

Slate: No

Others: Yes

Wood: No

Materials: No

Architectural: Unsure

Angels: Unsure

Draperies: Unsure

Fraternal: Unsure

Hands: Unsure

Lambs: Unsure

Monograms: Unsure

Plants: Unsure

Photos: Unsure

Religious: Unsure

Scrollwork: Unsure

Urns: Unsure

Carvings: Unsure

Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction

Unmarked: Yes

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Yes

Weather: Yes

Pollution: Unknown

Vandalized: No

Report: Yes










Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging

GroundCover: Yes



Drainage: Problem-Seasonal

Problem1: Encroachment

Problem2: Apathy

Owner: Family

Use: Agricultural

Bordering: Agricultural

Change: Unknown

Reason: Roads

Visited: Rarely

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Unknown



Unknown at this time - it was just located in the winter of 2002 - come spring we will transcribe the remaining headstones.


Has all but been lost - Last known burial was in 1863 - little is know regarding this cemetery - however the headstones are there.


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Name: Neal Du Shane

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Date: 12/14/02