Linwood Cemetery opened in 1875 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.
In memory of all veterans buried in Linwood Cemetery, we have established an Avenue of Flags which began in 1978 with 25 flags. in 2018, there were more than 230 flags flying in the Avenue of Flags. The Avenue of Flags consists of standard 5′ x 8′ veterans’ flags being flown on 20-foot flagpoles, with the veterans name, branch of service and war served on a tag, attached to his or her flag pole. The flags line the roadway of Linwood Cemetery beginning at the entrance gateway and extending up the main roadways. From Memorial Day until the 4th of July, the Avenue of Flags will fly as a special salute to our loved ones who served in the United States Military.
If you wish to have a flag fly in memory of your loved one, you can either donate the flag you received from the Veterans Administration and purchase a flagpole, or purchase a flag from Linwood along with a flagpole.
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.
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2736 Windsor Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, United States
Monday - Friday: 8 AM to 3 PM.
Office located in the Mueller Memorial Chapel.
Office Closed: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving.