Linwood Cemetery

Welcome to Linwood Cemetery
2736 Windsor Ave
Dubuque, Ia  52001

About Us

Linwood History

Linwood Cemetery opened in 1870 to serve the public in the area surrounding Dubuque, Iowa.  It has been operated as a non profit cemetery by the Linwood Cemetery Association since then.  

Currently, a 12 member board of directors makes final decisions on cemetery operations based on the best interest of the association.  A number of famous people have been interred at Linwood Cemetery. These include Iowa Governor Stephen P. Hempstead, for whom Hempstead High School is named, a U.S. Senator William Boyd Allison, and former Speaker of the US House David Bremner Henderson. 

Linwood Cemetery is able to offer this beautiful and economical alternative to ground burial.

A quiet place of reflection.

Welcome to Linwood Cemetery.  We hope you find peace amid these quiet and beautiful grounds.  Linwood Cemetery is an All-Faiths Perpetual Care cemetery sacredly devoted to the respectful burial and memory of your loved ones.  We offer the choice of a traditional burial plot or a mausoleum for your final resting place.  Burial plots are available in most areas of the cemetery.   When purchasing a burial plot, you’re purchasing the right to be buried there but not purchasing the land itself.  A staff member will answer any questions you have in regard to the burial planning process.


We strive to keep the Linwood Cemetery grounds neat and well-maintained to preserve its natural beauty and appearance.  At the time a plot is purchased from the cemetery, a percentage of the purchase is set aside in the Perpetual Care Fund for ongoing grounds maintenance. This includes mowing and trimming the grass during the summer, as well as tree trimming and planting. Any improvements or repairs to monuments or markers, such as raising stones, dirt fill and foundation repair, is the responsibility of the families and must have prior arrangements through the cemetery.


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Contact Us

The Cemetery Gates are open 8 AM to 7 PM 7 days a week.

For information on services offered please email or call ahead to insure we are available to assist you. Our email address is

Linwood Cemetery

2736 Windsor Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, United States

(563) 582-1289

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:  8 AM to 3 PM.

Office located in the Mueller Memorial Chapel.

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