Sims Cemetery

Des Moines, Iowa

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Sims Cemetery is located on the south side of E. University Avenue, between E. 36th Court and E. 37th Street, in Des Moines, Iowa (Lee Township, Polk County). The coordinates are 41° 36' 2" N, 93° 32' 39" W.

Sims Cemetery is also known as the Harris Cemetery and Agency Cemetery. There are many old gravestones, and several have detailed, interesting carvings. Although a few of the gravestones are still standing and in good condition, many of the older ones have been broken and damaged. The cemetery grounds are very well maintained.

Many thanks to Steve G. for suggesting this cemetery, and for sending me information about its location. He has been my main source of information when it comes to Des Moines cemeteries. Also, a big thanks to several of my coworkers for visiting the cemetery with me (Steven, Cecilia, Scott, Jenny, Nate, and April).

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