|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Lee County - Keokuk
Soldier Monument at National Cemetery and Freedom Rock
This is a wonderful monument at Keokuk’s National Cemetery. This is the only National Cemetery in Iowa. Keokuk had several hospitals during the Civil War and there were many deaths of soldiers. The monument is granite and about 30 feet high. It was erected by the WRC in 1912. The cemetery is in the SW part of town. Take 18th Street south off Main. The National Cemetery is adjacent to Oakland Cemetery. Photos taken 10/5/20. There is also a unique Unknown Soldier plaque and a Gettysburg Address plaque shown. The cornerstone of the Estes House is also here in the cemetery - see the Estes House which is listed as a separate monument.
A Freedom Rock for Lee County, painted by Ray "Bubba" Sorensen, was completed that features the National Cemetery. It is located on the SE corner of the town square of West Point. See the final photo taken on 10/30/20.