Pine Hill Cemetery (Davenport, Iowa)
1530 E. 39th St.
|Owned by||Pine Hill Cemetery Association|
|Size||72 acres (29 ha)|
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Pine Hill Cemetery is located in north-central Davenport, Iowa, United States. It is in a section of the city that includes three other cemeteries: Mount Calvary, Davenport Memorial Park and Mount Nebo, which is in the back of Pine Hill. One of the cemetery’s more prominent markers is a memorial to the Masons, which was erected in 1928 at a cost of $10,000.
A.C. Fulton bought 75 acres (30 ha) of prairieland that was two miles outside the city of Davenport at the time. He had 500 evergreens planted on the property and called the area Pine Hill. The property was laid out in lots for a cemetery and the first burial was in 1855. Seven area churches maintained a section in the cemetery for their membership. Mount Nebo Cemetery was created in 1861 for B’nai Ameth and Temple Emanuel. The sections maintained by the individual churches were unified in 1920 and the cemetery was governed by a board of directors and maintained a sales office at the Kahl Building. A house for the caretaker was built on the property in 1931 and the sales office was moved there at that time.
- Theodore Nevin Morrison (1850–1929), third bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, 1899-1929
- Nicholas J. Rusch (1822–1864), Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1860-62
- John Willard (October 13, 2005). "Pine Hill Cemetery to celebrate sesquicentennial Saturday". Quad-City Times. Davenport. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
- "About Us". Pine Hill Cemetery. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
- "Davenport Cemeteries". Davenport Public Library. Archived from the original on 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2011-04-02.