Salem Lutheran Church and the Plumer Cemetery are located in Oak Township, Mills County, Iowa, approximately midway between Council Bluffs and Glenwood. The physical address of the cemetery is 50307 Ashton Road, Glenwood, Iowa. If your GPS cannot find this address, the approximate coordinates are 41 degrees 09 minutes 20 seconds North latitude, 95 degrees 45 minutes 47 seconds West longitude (Decimal: 41.1555543, -95.7619524).
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(Note that Applewood Road and Ashton Road are both gravel roads.)

From Bellevue, Nebraska, follow Iowa State Highway 370 (changes to Bunge Avenue upon crossing I29) until it junctions with Wabash Avenue (formerly US275), then choose either Option 1 or Option 2:

  • Option 1 - about 2 miles: Turn left onto Wabash Avenue and travel about 0.4 mile to Applewood Road. Turn right onto Applewood Road and follow it about 1.6 miles to Ashton Road. Turn right onto Ashton Road and proceed a short distance to the church and cemetery.

  • Option 2 - about 4 miles: Turn right onto Wabash Avenue (shortly becomes 221st Street upon entering Mills County) and travel approximately 2.4 miles to Ashton Road. Turn left onto Ashton Road. and proceed about 1.6 miles to the church and cemetery.

From Interstate 29, take Exit 42, then proceed east on Bunge Avenue until it junctions with Wabash Avenue (formerly US275). From that intersection, follow either Option 1 or Option 2 described above.

From Glenwood, proceed north on 221st Street (formerly US275), then turn right onto Ashton Road and proceed about 2 miles to the church and cemetery.

From Council Bluffs, proceed south on Wabash Avenue, then turn left onto Applewood Road and follow it to Ashton Road. Turn right onto Ashton Road and proceed a short distance to the church and cemetery.

Map to Salem Lutheran Church/Plumer Cemetery