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1862: Stoney Point, Linn County. Stoney Point was the local name given to an area between the towns of Cedar Rapids and Palo in the 1860s, near Covington. In 2010 there is a Stoney Point road on the northwest side of Cedar Rapids which intersects with State Highway 94. Names associated with this area in correspondence in 1862-1865 included: James Burt, Royalton Fifield, Mr. Kelsey, James Little, Thomas Parker, Furney Phelps, Levy Proutey, Charles Ribble, Henra Ribble, John T. Ribble, Mr. Sanborn, Homer Stedman, Charley Stedman, Comboy Stedman, Henra Usher, John Henry Willis.
The Stony Point school house (still standing in 1981) was located on the road before coming to Covington. The Usher family owned property in the Stoney Point area. They buried their family and friends on their property which eventually became Spring Grove cemetery. Few of those buried there during the Civil War had stones erected.
Iowa GenWeb has an excellent source for cemeteries, many are already transcribed with photos.
- Hazel Knoll Cemetery, Central City BillionGraves
- Cedar Rapids Library Archives, Linn County has a large number of Cedar Rapids and Marion newspapers available free online.
Also see NewspaperArchive.com ($) for additional Cedar Rapids newspapers that may not be included in the Cedar Rapids Public Library database. This database is free at some libraries.
Societies and Libaries
Family History Centers
- Linn County, Iowa Genealogical Society
- Family History Library Catalog
- Linn County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).