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Cemetery Database contains records of all individuals interred in the City's cemetery. You can view an example here.

Cemetery Maps can be viewed in the map room of this website. If you are unfamiliar with the layout of the cemetery, the map room is a great place to start.

Photo Gallery, located at the bottom of this page, can be used to view pictures of the Galva Cemetery taken in late fall of 2009. You can view a slightly different version of the cemetery gallery in the video section of this website.

Rates and Fees will lead you to a printable copy of the cemetery's current rate structure.

The Cemetery and Sexton's FAQ will answer some of the questions you may have about what is or is not allowed in the cemetery.

 

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The City of Galva operates a single cemetery, which, by Ordinance, is called the "Galva Cemetery." The municipality's cemetery is located on US Route 17, just south of the Galva Park District at the edge of town on the east side of the road. Encompassing more than forty acres, the cemetery is under the supervision of the Cemetery Sexton, Street Supervisor Myron Townsend, and is maintained by the municipality's Street Department. For more information about the Galva Cemetery, follow the links below, or read the DYK (Did You Know) in the accompanying sidebar...

If you are having trouble locating the grave of a loved one, friend or acquaintance, you can search for it in the cemetery database. The database contains over 7,000 records, and the City wishes to thank all the volunteers that painstakingly transferred the information from the card index to the database.

Use the database in conjuction with printable cemetery maps to find the physical location of a grave. For example, a search in the database for the last name Aby will return a listing of all Aby's buried in the Galva Cemetery. If you are trying to locate the grave of Clark Aby, click on "view" next to his name and the printable record will show that Clark Aby is buried in Block 17, Lot 17, Grave 5.

With this information, you can locate the physical grave by clicking on the cemetery overview map in the map room. The printable overview map will display the location of each Block in the cemetery. By clicking on the Block number, in this case Block 17, a printable Block map will be displayed that will show you where Lot 17 lies in relation to all of the other lots in Block 17. Keeping in mind that the top of the printed page is always North, you can find Grave 5 from our example by finding the northern most grave in the Lot, which will always be Grave 1, then travel south four Graves to Grave Space 5.

The map room contains an overview of the Galva Cemetery that you may print for your own personal use.

Clicking on a Block Number on the overview map will bring up a corresponding view of that Block Number which may help you in locating a specific grave space.

If you are interested in purchasing a grave space, the overview map and Block maps are color coded to aid your selection.

Red lots indicate that the City has no spaces left to sell.

Blue lots indicate that there are some spaces for sale in that lot.

Green spaces indicate that all spaces in that lot are available for purchase.

Click on the rates and fees link below for lot and perpetual care costs.

Clicking on the "photo gallery" link will take you to the bottom of this page where you can view pictures of the Galva Cemetery, or you may simply scroll to the bottom of this page to view the gallery.

From time-to-time, the Galva City Council revises the rates and fees schedule for Galva Cemetery.

Click the link below to view the latest rates and fees, including grave digging rates, disinternment rates, space and perpetual care rates, and permit fees.

For general questions about the Galva Cemetery, check the cemetery FAQ by clicking on the link below:

For questions about grave site specifications, stones and monuments, trees and shrubs, mausoleums, traffic regulations and other items you may have questions about, click on the sexton's faq below:

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