A sanctuary of peace and beauty

Established in 1872 the Harlan Cemetery is a tranquil, meticulously maintained, 28-acre cemetery located on the northern edge of Harlan, Iowa.

Extending from 12th Street along Cyclone Avenue the grounds are a pleasant combination of lawns,  trees, evergreens and shrubs.

We take special care to be certain that families’ needs, desires, and religious traditions are met and are committed to providing a place where the ritual of caring and honoring for the deceased.

Picturesque and serene, the cemetery is ideally suited as a resting place as well as a place to seek inspiration, take a walk and quietly reflect. We encourage you to discover our rich history and spend time visiting the beautiful grounds of the Harlan Cemetery.

For your convenience, we have created a database of burial records on our website. By clicking on the tab at your right, you can search our records to find the location of your loved one. We plan to offer the option in the future of allowing submitted memories, photos and life stories. Our goal is to continue to work to collect and celebrate the history of Harlan by collecting the history of the lives that once lived here.