Some of these histories of cemeteries of Madison County were originally published in the Winterset Madisonian newspaper on August 26, 1953, July 1956 and July 18, 1958. They have been transcribed and posted with the permission of Ted Gorman, owner of the Winterset Madisonian newspaper.


Payton Cemetery

This cemetery was known as the Blue Ridge Cemetery for many years. It is in the west half of the southeast quarter of Section 5 of Jefferson Township. It was a public cemetery, first used in 1860, and contains 56 marked graves. Members of the following early settler families buried here include: Bunch, Fisher, Golden, Hester, Hughes, Jennings, Lee, Leonard, McKean, Mitchell, Rose, and Violet. The deed was filed at the Recorder's Office by Jacob Payton November 1st, 1879, to the trustees. In the early days there was a schoolhouse on the grounds which was also used as a church by the Methodists of the community. The cemetery is no longer in use.


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