Davenport, in Iowa, is the seat of Scott County. It is the state’s third largest city, with a population in the region of 102,000. There are three funeral homes in Davenport, all of which are relatively close to the city center.
The city has several crematoriums, and there are 12 cemeteries and memorial gardens sited throughout the area, including Pine Hill Cemetery on East 39th Street, Fairmount Cemetery on Rockingham Road, and the Tri-City Jewish Cemetery on South Fairmount Street.
Davenport has a broad choice for places of worship, counting among others the First Presbyterian Church on Iowa Street, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Main Street, and Temple Emanuel on Mississippi Avenue.
There are some Iowa state laws related to bereavements. Many of the funeral homes in Davenport will provide you with further information should you need it. In Iowa a death certificate must be filed within three days with the local registrar. Embalming or refrigeration may be a requirement if the burial or cremation is not undertaken within three days. There is a prohibition on the scattering of ashes on public ground; however, you may scatter ashes on private ground with permission of the owner.
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