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POLK COUNTY, MINNESOTA
CEMETERIES

Alphabetical Listing

See Cemetery Listings sorted by Township


Please contact us if you find any of the following:
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We would really like to have ALL the cemeteries in Polk Co., Minnesota, transcribed and on this website. If you can possibly go a the cemetery and walk it and transcribe it, we would be most appreciative. Also, if you have the information, but don't have the time or know how, please contact the County Coordinator, and we will find a way to get it done.

NOTE: There aren't any known cemeteries in the following Townships of Polk County: Farley Township, Brislet Township, Helgeland Township, Northland Township, Angus Township, Keystone Township, Rhinehart Township, Fanny Township, Parnell Township.

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CEMETERY NAME MAP LOCATION & COMMENTS

Aardal Cemetery
  See Valle Cemetery

None

Chester Township- Section 2

Aas Lutheran Cemetery

None


Brandsvold Township - Section 13
Northeast of Fosston, next to Queen Twp. line

Originated 1886; name changed to Froen Lutheran in 1889; church ceased operation 1970. See Froen Lutheran Cemetery.

Abramson Private Cemetery

None

See Minnesota Genealogical Society website regarding location of this cemetery.

Andover Township Cemetery

Map


Section 14 Andover Township
Girard

Originated 1883. Also see Minnesota Genealogical Society website regarding location of this cemetery.

Andover - Burnham Creek

None

Section 8 Andover Township
West of Crookston about 3 miles along the Burnham Creek.

Established 1880. Also see Minnesota Genealogical Society website regarding location of this cemetery.

Asphult Lutheran Cemetery

Map

Hill River Township - Section 28
330 Street SE/300 Avenue SE
North East of McIntosh, MN

Established 1888. Also see Minnesota Genealogical Society website regarding location of this cemetery.

Bailey Family Cemetery
aka Maple Range Cemetery

None

Knute Township - SE 1/4 of Section 19

Established 1912. Also see Minnesota Genealogical Society website regarding location of this cemetery.

Bardo Church Cemetery
aka Bardo Norwegian Lutheran Church

Map

Roome Township
NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 11
near Eldred, MN Twp. 148N - Range 49W

Established 1878. The church was built in 1886, the congregation disbanded in 1939. The building was torn down several years later.

This was a Norwegian Lutheran church.

Also see Minnesota Genealogical Society website regarding location of this cemetery.

Bergit (Birgit)

Map

Vineland Township
Near Climax

Section 36, Twp. 148 Range 49 W

Established 1881 Also see Minnesota Genealogical Society website regarding location of this cemetery.

Bernston

None

NE of Fosston

Bethany Holy Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
aka Grand Marais Lutheran Church and Cemetery
aka Bethany North Lutheran Cemetery
aka Bethesda Lutheran (Swedish)

None


Grand Forks Township - Sec 2
7 miles north of East Grand Forks on MN Highway 220

P.O. Box 360 East Grand Forks, MN 56721 218/773-1501

Lutheran and Grand Marais Lutheran Churches.

Also see Minnesota Genealogical Society website regarding location of this cemetery.

Founded: Bethany was formed in 1964 when Grand Marais & Bethesda Lutheran Churches merged. Grand Marais was originally known as Norwegian Lutheran. ELCA page says congregation was founded in 1886, but not sure which one.

Present Church was built in 1964.

Heritage: Norwegian (Grand Marais) & Swedish (Bethesda)

Bethany Lutheran Cemetery

None

Chester Township
Near Gully, MN - Section 21

Bethany North Lutheran Cemetery

aka Grand Marais Lutheran
aka Bethesda Lutheran (Swedish)
aka Bethany Holy Trinity Lutheran

None

Grand Forks Township - Sect. 2
7 miles north of East Grand Forks on MN Highway 220
P.O. Box 360 East Grand Forks, MN 56721 218/773-1501

Bethany Lutheran Church built in 1964 after merger of Bethesda Lutheran and Grand Marais Lutheran Churches.

The Rural Church Database Website has beautiful photos of this and other churches.

Bethany South Lutheran Cemetery

None


Grand Forks Township - Sec 2
6 miles north of EGF on hwy 220

P.O. Box 360 East Grand Forks, MN 56721 218/773-1501

Bethany Lutheran Church built in 1964 after merger of Bethesda Lutheran and Grand Marais Lutheran Churches.

In 1905 was known as the Norwegian Lutheran Church. Later it was known as Grand Marais, but now is part of Bethany congregation.

Bethel Cemetery

Map

Onstad Township - Section 21

Melvin

Bethel Lutheran Cemetery

None

Sletten Township - Section 29

You might check with the Minnesota Genealogical Society website regarding the location of this cemetery.

Bethel Lutheran Cemetery (Russia)

None

Russia Township - Section 34

Also see Minnesota Genealogical Society website regarding location of this cemetery.

Bethesda Lutheran (Swedish)

None

Esther Township
NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec 36

Also see Minnesota Genealogical Society website regarding location of this cemetery.

See Bethany Holy Trinity Lutheran.
Bethany Lutheran Church was built in 1964 after merger of Bethesda Lutheran and Grand Marais Lutheran Churches.

Merger of Bethesda Lutheran and Grand Marais Lutheran.

Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery

None

Queen Township - Section 2
Across the road from Emmanuel Cemetery, near the Clearwater County line.

Also see Minnesota Genealogical Society website regarding location of this cemetery.

Established 1900

From merger of Bang Church and Emmanuel Church

Brandsvold Lutheran Cemetery

Map

Brandsvold Township - Section 14
North of Fosston on County Road 6

Merged with Landstad in 1936

Established 1892.
Also see Minnesota Genealogical Society website regarding location of this cemetery.

Broderheim Cemetery

Map

Badger Township - Section 32

Two miles west of Erskine, just off Hwy 2

Brinkman

None

South of Fosston

Bygland Lutheran Cemetery (North)

None

Bygland Township
MN Hiway 220, near Fisher

MORE INFORMATION

Bygland Lutheran Cemetery (South)

None

Bygland Township
Hiway 220, near Fisher
A mile south of the Bygland Lutheran Church
MORE INFORMATION

Calvary Free Lutheran

Map

Rosebud Township

East side of Fosston City Minn.

Calvary Cemetery

None

Winger Township

Section 22, Polk County, MN
West side of Winger, MN

More Information

Calvary Cemetery
aka Saint Ann Cemetery

None

Columbia Township

2 miles West of Crookston

Church of the Beloved Physician

aka Episcopal Church and Cemetery

None

Grove Park Township

Approximately a half mile from Mentor, and was moved into Mentor in 1893.

Also see Lakeside Cemetery, Grove Park Township - some of the people buried here were moved to Lakeside.

Concordia Cemetery

Map

Fertile, Minn.

Cross Lake (Old) Cemetery
aka Ophus Cemetery and
aka Queen Town Cemetery

Map

Queen Township
Rural Fosston - Section 21
(by Cross Lake)

Old cemetery site used until 1912, when church moved to new location in section 27. This cemetery used until 1981, then church was removed some years later. Old cemetery remains but is in failing health.

Cross Lake (New) Cemetery

None

Queen Township - Section 26

6 miles Northeast of Fosston

Church was moved in 1912 from old site and cemetery, in Section 21, to its new location -- which was used until 1981. The church was removed some years later, but cemetery remains.

Dovre Cemetery

Map

Winger

Winger Township - Section 3

Eldred Cemetery
See First English Lutheran Cemetery

None

Eldred

Elm or Elim Cemetery

Map

Winger Township - Section 27

0.6 mile SW of Winger

Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Map

Columbia Township

Lengby

Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery

None

Queen Township - Section 1

Clearwater County is just one mile east of this cemetery.

Episcopal Church Cemetery

aka "Church of the Beloved Physician"

None

Grove Park Township

Approximately a half mile from Mentor, and was moved into Mentor in 1893.

Also see Lakeside Cemetery, Grove Park Township - some of the people buried here were moved to Lakeside.

Erickson Family Cemetery

None

Rural Eldridge

SE 1/4 Sec 34 Fisher Twp

Esther Pioneer Township Cemetery

None

Esther Township - Section 4

Esther Twp. Cemetery
See Esther Pioneer Township Cemetery

MAP

Esther Twp. - Section 3

This cemetery is located just west of the Kongsvinger Lutheran Church, very near the Esther/Higdem Township line.

Fairview, Beltrami

None

Reis Township - 2 miles south of Beltrami

Contact Ms. Joanne Yuergens (218) 926-5675 for information about this cemetery.

Fairview McIntosh

Map

2 miles south of Erskine

Fairview Cemetery

None

Knute Township - Section 10

Faith Lutheran Cemetery

aka Mentor Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation

Map

Grove Park Township - Section 23

1.3 miles NE of Mentor

Faith Lutheran Church was organized in 1903 and was first called "Mentor Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation" and the church was built in 1906. In January of 1955 the decision was made to rename the church to Faith Lutheran Church. The land for the cemetery was purchased from William W. Attix in 1904 and Chester Galland donated more land in 1955. The church is still active.

First English Lutheran
Church & Cemetery

aka Eldred Cemetery

None

in the town of Eldred, MN

Roome Township

The cemetery is located behind the church. It was organized in 1936 and is still active. It is a part of the Crookston Parish with OUR SAVIOURS LUTHERAN CHURCH (Missouri Synod).

For more information on this church contact
Allan Dragseth
34102 320th St. SW
Eldred, MN 56523-9454

First Norwegian Baptist Church Cemetery
aka Queen Township Cemetery

None

Queen Township - Section 5

See Churches/First Norwegian Baptist Church

Freedom Cemetery

Map

Columbia Township
About 3 miles NE of Lengby

Fridhem Lutheran Cemetery

Map

Columbia Township - Section 26

East of Lengby

Froen Lutheran Cemetery

formerly Aas Lutheran

None

Brandsvold Township - Section 13

Northeast of Fosston, next to Queen Twp. line

German Lutheran Cemetery
aka Trinity Lutheran Cemetery

None

Lowell Township - Section 19
Fisher, Minn.

This cemetery was leveled in early 1960's - In the last several years, ongoing efforts to locate the graves at Trinity Cemetery have been undertaken, as well as efforts to beautify the site. The Trinity Cemetery is located on private property. Please contact Jerry Wentzel about visiting the site.

Gosen Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery

None

Knute Township

SE corner of Section 26

Grace Cemetery/Maple Bay Cemetery

None

Godfrey Township - Section 11

This cemetery is on the line of Section 10 & 11

Grand Marais Lutheran (Norwegian) Church and Cemetery

None

See Bethany Holy Trinity Lutheran

Greenwood Cemetery

Map

About 0.6 Miles south of Fisher, Minnesota, on Memorial Drive.

Hafslo Cemetery (Old)

Map

Kertsonville Township

Harold Station - near Crookston -
8.5 miles SE of Crookston
SW 1/4, Section 30

Hanna Cemetery

Map

Hammond Township

Girard - about 8 miles SW of Crookston

Originally in Section 8, Hammond Township, Polk County, MN

Graves moved 3 miles south to Zion Cemetery, Section 28, Hammond Township

Hansville Catholic Cemetery

Map

Rosebud Township - Section 19

About 3 miles SW of Fosston

Also known as St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Fosston, Minn. In addition to our website, also see offsite webpage about St. Mary's.

Hitterdal Cemetery

Map

4 miles W of Mentor

Old Hitterdal Cemetery

None

Grove Park Township

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

See St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery

None

Gentilly

Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery

Map

Sullivan Township - Section 1

Tabor, Minn. - 10 miles NE of Grand Forks, North Dakota

Holy Trinity website

Immanuel Cemetery

Map

Fosston East - 1 miles West of Lengby

Immanuel Cemetery

Map

King Township

City of McIntosh

Kingo Lutheran Cemetery

Map

Rosebud Township

City of Fosston East

Next to Landstad cemetery

Kongsvinger Lutheran Cemetery
Also known as Kinsvinger

Map

Esther Township - Sect. 2

Lakeside Cemetery

None

Grove Park Township - Section 34

South of Mentor on County Road 12

A few of the people buried in this cemetery are listed as being buried in the 'Episcopal' cemetery. For that reason some information will be given on this church. The Episcopal Church was called the "Church of the Beloved Physician," and was built in 1884, approximately a half mile from Mentor, and was moved into Mentor in 1893. Early members were families of Knowles, Van Gorden, Abbott, Attix, Kempton, Berg, Hayes, Dugdale, Holcomb, Tassell, Burns, John Tice, Barker, Robinson, Ewift, Clark, Borchert, Kemp, Martson and Morris.

Landstad

Map

Rosebud Township

City of Fosston East

next to Kingo Cemetery

Landsverk

Map

Sletten Township - Section 2

SW of Fosston

This cemetery is located on the Jorgen Landsverk homestead. Jorgen was the first person buried in this cemetery in June of 1894.

Lengby Cemetery

Map

 

Lima

Map

Garden Twp - Section 2

Lima Church was located in Winger Twp. at first.

Lone Star

Map

Onstad Township - Section 21

Melvin

Lost River Cemetery
  See Valle Cemetery

None

Chester Township - Section 2

Lund Cemetery

None

Gully Township - Section 35

Northeast edge of Gully, Minn.

McIntosh Baptist Cemetery

None

King Township - Section 4

3 miles north of McIntosh, on County Road 8.

Mamre Cemetery

Map

Hill River Township - Section 26

Olga (North of Fosston)

Maple Bay Cemetery

Map

Godfrey Township - Section 10

This cemetery is on the line of Section 10 & 11, and is northwest of Maple Bay.

Sometimes called Old Maple Bay Free Lutheran Cemetery The church was destroyed by fire on December 3, 1930. In 1947 a new church was built. This church is still active. This cemetery has not been used since 1967, but is well taken care of.

Maple Lake Cemetery

None

Woodside Township - Section 20

Maple Range Cemetery
aka Bailey Family Cemetery

None

Knute Township - Section 19

Melo Lutheran Cemetery

None

Brandt Township - Sec 5

Mentor Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation Church & Cemetery

aka Faith Lutheran Church and Cemetery

None

Grove Park Township - Section 23

2 KM NE of Mentor on Road 12

Faith Lutheran Church was organized in 1903 and was first called &Mentor Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation& and the church was built in 1906. In January of 1955 the decision was made to rename the church to Faith Lutheran Church. The land for the cemetery was purchased from William W. Attix in 1904 and Chester Galland donated more land in 1955.

Merrill Cemetery
See Oakhill Cemetery

None

Fisher Township, Section 16

Mount Carmel Cemetery

None

King Township

City of McIntosh

Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery

None

Crookston

Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church Cemetery

None

Rosebud Township -

Fosston Area

Nisbet Family Cemetery

Map

Huntsville Township,

Nesbit farm - across the road from Nesbit Township.

New Sweden Cemetery

Map

Rural McIntosh, MN

Lessor Township - Section 22

Nyskoga Cemetery

Map

Sandsville Township - Section 28

Oakdale Cemetery

Map

Crookston

Oakhill Cemetery

aka Merrill Cemetery

None

Fisher Township-Section 16

Just off Highway 2 on the west side of the curve after the town of Fisher; first gravel road on the left.

Oakhill cemetery is associated with Fisher Methodist Episcopal Church.

Oakland Cemetery

Map

Columbia Township - Section 13

Northeast of Lengby near the Clearwater County line

Oakland

Map

King Township Cemetery

Near McIntosh

Oakland Cemetery

None

Lessor Twp., Section 12

Old Hitterdal Cemetery

None

Grove Park Township - Section 30

Olivet Cemetery

Map

King Township - Section 10

McIntosh

Old Valle Lutheran Cemetery

Map

Chester Township - Section 2

North of Trail, Minn.

Ophus Cemetery

aka Cross Lake Cemetery by Cross Lake

Map

Queen Township - Section 21

North of Fosston

Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery (Higdem Twp.)

None

Higdem Township - Section 8 or Section 17

Dugdale (near Oslo, Minn.)

Our Saviour's Lutheran Cemetery

None

King Township; City of McIntosh

Pioneer Cemetery

Map

McIntosh

Pioneer Lutheran Cemetery

Map

Knute Township
near Erskine

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Map

Fertile, Minn.

Poplar River Cemetery

Map

Brandsvold Township - Section 34

North side of Fosston, Minn.

Poplar Lake Cemetery

Map

Columbia Township - Section 20

Poplar Lake Northwest of Lengby

Prairie View Lutheran Cemetery

Map

Euclid Township - Section 11

About 1 mile North of the town of Euclid on Highway 75

Queen

Map

Olga

Queen Township Cemetery

aka First Norwegian Baptist Church

None

Queen Twp - Section 5

The First Norwegian Baptist Church was organized in 1893 and met in the homes of members. In 1900 the First Norwegian Baptist Church was built with Rev. O. Devenberg as pastor. It was active until the 1930's.

Resthaven Memorial Cemetery

Map

Mallory

Resurrection Cemetery

Map

21st St. NW and River Road; East Grand Forks, Minn.

Phone City Hall 218/773-1815 for records

See note at bottom of page

Rodnes Lutheran Cemetery

None

Woodside Township - Section 12

West of Erskine- the cemetery is across the road from the church.

Rosehill Cemetery, Fosston

Map

Rosebud Township
East edge of Fosston

Rosehill Cemetery, Mentor

Map

Mentor

Rosehill Cemetery

None

Grove Park Township - Section 20

Founded 1894

Saint Ann Cemetery

aka Calvary Cemetery

None

2 miles west of Crookston

Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Cemetery

None

Gully Township - Section 32

Saint John's Lutheran Church and Cemetery

Map

King Township - Section 4

North of McIntosh, on County Rd 8

St. Luke's and St. John's joined to form Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in McIntosh which is still active today.

Saint Josephs Cemetery

Map

Fertile, Minn.

Saint Lawrence Catholic Church and Cemetery

Map

Grove Park Township - Section 23

Located North of Mentor on County Road 12; St. Lawrence is still an active church in Mentor.

Saint Luke's Lutheran Church and Cemetery

Map

King Township - Section 16

City of McIntosh

Along Hwy 2, SE side of McIntosh, near railroad tracks.

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (New)

Map

Rosebud Township

City of Fosston

Off site webpage by Debbie Swanson January 2003

St. Paul Cemetery

None

Columbia Township

City of Lengby

Saint Paul's Cemetery

Map

Angus

Saint Peters Catholic Cemetery

Map

Gentilly, Minnesota

Formerly called Holy Cross Cemetery

Saint Peter Lutheran Cemetery

None

Columbia Township - Section 1

East of Fosston

Saint Petri Lutheran Cemetery

Now known as Saint Peter Lutheran Cemetery

None

Columbia Township - Section 1

East of Fosston

See St. Peter Lutheran Cem. (above)

Saint Petri Cemetery

None

Neilsville - across the line in Shelly Township. 3 miles north of Shelly on Route U.S. 75.

In Norman County

Salem Swedish Lutheran Cemetery

None

Knute Township - Section 14

West of McIntosh

Salem Lutheran Cemetery

None

Eden Township - Section 20

Northeast of Fosston

Sand Hill Lutheran Cemetery
Offsite listing for the cemetery.

Map

Vineland Township
Climax, Minnesota
Section 3, Twp. 148 Range 49 W

Church is located about 6 miles from Climax, on Highway 220

Sand Hill Lutheran Church Cemetery

None

Sletten Township - Section 15

Located on County Road 1, southwest of Fosston

Sand Valley Lutheran Cemetery

Map

Gully Township - Section 20

Southeast edge of Trail, Minn.

Saron Lutheran Cemetery

None

Badger Township - Section 14

Scandia Cemetery

Map

Beltrami

Setersdal Cemetery

None  

Bygland Township, Section 27

Skatvold Cemetery

Map

Vineland Township - Section 33

Rural Climax, Minn.

Sorum Lutheran

Map

Badger Township - Section 17

Erskine

South Bethany

Map

Oslo SE - South Bethany - Was known as Norwegian Lutheran Church, it later was known as Grand Marais, and now is merged with the Bethany Congregation.

Storelvedalen

Map

Winger Township - Section 28

Union Lake

Sundet Cemetery

Map

Hubbard Township

Section 12, Twp. 147 Range 49 W

Climax

Swedish Mission Cemetery

Swedish Mission Cemetery (offsite)

Map

Higdem Township

Oslo NE

NW 1/4 Section 25

Swedish Baptist Cemetery

None

McIntosh

Synod Cemetery

Map

Knute Township - Section 10

McIntosh

Tabor Presbyterian Cemetery

None

Tabor Township - Section 17

On the south edge of Tabor, on 380th Ave.

Trinity Free Lutheran Cemetery

None

Lessor Township - Section 22

North of McIntosh, Minn.

Trinity Lutheran Cemetery

aka German Lutheran Cemetery

None

Lowell Township - Section 19

Fisher, Minn.

Unfortunately this cemetery was leveled in the early 1960's. In the last several years, ongoing efforts to locate the graves at Trinity Cemetery have been undertaken. The cemetery is located on private property. Please contact Jerry Wenzel about visiting the site. (April 2004)

Tabor Cemetery

Map

Tabor, Minnesota

Tofsly Cemetery

See Zion Cemetery, Hammond Twp.

None

Hammond Twp - SW 1/4 Sect. 28

Union Cemetery

Off-site listing

Map

Lowell township

Crookston
NW 1/4 Sect 33

Union Lake Cemetery

None

Garden Township - Section 12

Valle Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
    a.k.a. Aardal Cemetery
    a.k.a. Lost River Cemetery

None

Chester Township - Section 2

North of Trail MN Hwy 92 on Polk County Road 6.

Lost River Church, organized 1893, joined with Aardal Chuch, organized 1898, to form Valle Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1923.

Varnes Lutheran Cemetery and Church

None

Liberty Township - Section 10

Mentor, Minn.

Vernes Lutheran Cemetery

None

Hill River Township - Section 9

North of Fosston

West Valle Cemetery

Map

Trail

Winger Lutheran Church and Cemetery

Map

Winger Township - Section 22

On Polk County Road #1, just West of Winger, Minn.

Info from Historical Committee also on this page

Zion Cemetery

aka Tofsly cemetery

Map

Hammond Twp - SW 1/4 Sect. 28

Beltrami SW

Zion Lutheran Church & Cemetery

None

Eden Township - Section 30

located in rural Fosston, 10 miles north of town.

NOTE: Researchers unfamiliar with western Polk County, especially the East Grand Forks area, should be aware of important facts. East Grand Forks is on the ND border. Across the border (Red River of the North), is Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, ND. East Grand Forks has never had a hospital and until the mid-1960s did not have a cemetery (Resurrection). If you believe a birth/death/burial was "in East Grand Forks," you should try Grand Forks Vital Records. The two oldest cemeteries in Grand Forks are Calvary and Memorial Park. Submitted by Jon Raymond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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