Ames Municipal Cemetery


Cemetery Location
310 East 9th StreetAmes Cemetery 1
Open to visitors daily
Sunrise - Sunset

Cemetery Office
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Joe Newman
Principal Clerk
Parks and Recreation
Ames Municipal Cemetery




The Ames Municipal Cemetery sits on the edge of the rolling hills of east Ames overlooking the Skunk River Valley.

Ames Cemetery 2

Ames Cemetery Victorian












The Ames Municipal Cemetery (formerly the Ames Cemetery) was originally designed by Landscape Architect A.N. Carpenter of Galesburg, Illinois in 1878. Historically, the Ames Cemetery stood quite a distance from residential and business districts as it was customary at the time to place cemeteries - places of quiet refuge - away from the hustle of the city. As the city grew, the border of the cemetery land joined with the town. It remained outside the city limits (privately managed by the Ames Cemetery Association) until 1917 when the City of Ames purchased the property and included it within the incorporation line. Additional cemetery land was purchased over the years with the last purchase in 1929, bringing the total size of the cemetery to its current 54 acres.


Cemetery Map
Rules, Regulations, and Fees



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