Lost Creek Cemetery, Lee County

In SE Iowa’s Lee county, through a small forest, a narrow dirt path winds to a clearing at the top of a hill.  It is here in Lost Creek Cemetery that the remains of Revolutionary War Veteran, Timothy Brees, lie among his peers of centuries past.


On an absolutely beautiful autumn afternoon, members of the Old Fort Madison (Iowa) Color Guard, local members of the American Legion, the State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries, the President of the Central Iowa Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and local towns people met for the 14th annual Pioneer Patriots Day ceremony on Saturday, September 30, 2017.


Lee County, Iowa, has the most known burials (8) of the 41 documented veterans of the American Revolution known to be buried in the State of Iowa.


Photos- by Bill and Lois Hall