The Old Randall Cemetery Walk will be Wednesday, July 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The Old Randall Cemetery north of Randall Iowa has several of the early Danish settlers to the area buried there. Most of the Danish settlers were from Vejle in Jutland, Denmark. Some of the names on the headstones include Larson, Christianson, Miller, Matson, Nelson, Peterson and Christensen.
On July 11, the Hamilton County Cemetery Preservation Society invites visitors to see headstone repair, and learn about unique metal headstones and symbols on headstones. They will introduce visitors to the cemetery, provide some of the early area history, and introduce a few of the cemetery’s veterans and residents. Bring a lawn chair to sit and enjoy the evening events.
The Old Randall Cemetery is north of Randall on Third Street. Take Third Street north out of town to the “T” intersection. There are two cemeteries located across the road from each other. The Old Randall Cemetery is to the north. There are 50 internments. Old Randall is one of six pioneer cemeteries in Hamilton County. There are more than 52 cemeteries, burial grounds or burial sites in Hamilton County, 25 of which are active.