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Cherry Point Cemetery


 The location of Cherry Point Cemetery 

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Profile for the Cherry Point Cemetery ...

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Introduction ...

We have organized this page based upon a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Cherry Point Cemetery...

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Cherry Point Cemetery

Lat:   56.1669°   (56° 10' 0")

Lon:   -119.9524°   (-119° 57' 8")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NE-03-083-13-W6     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northeast Quarter of Section 03, Township 83, Range 13, West of the 6th Meridian

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Cherry Point Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.

On the map below, the majority of the marker locations have been verified. Locations not yet verified are indicated.


  Cherry Point Cemetery  

  Clear Prairie Cemetery (AB)
  Clayhurst Cemetery (BC)
  Worsley Cemetery (AB)
  Peace View Cemetery (BC)
  Montney Cemetery (BC)
  Blueberry Mountain Cemetery (AB)
   Estimated location<1>
  Eureka River Cemetery (AB)
  Rolla Community Cemetery (BC)
  Cleardale Cemetery (AB)
  Hillhaven Cemetery (AB)
  Cecil Lake Cemetery (BC)
  Gordondale Cemetery (AB)
  Immaculate Heart Cemetery (AB)
  Briar Ridge Cemetery (BC)
  St. Paul's / Royce Lutheran Cemetery (AB)
  Mountainview Cemetery (BC)
  Hinterland Cemetery (AB)
  Dawson Creek Cemetery (BC)
  St. Peter & St. Paul Cemetery (AB)
  St. Emile's / Old Dawson Creek RC Cemetery (BC)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 6 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Cherry Point Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Cecil Lake Cemetery (BC)   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Cherry Point Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Clayhurst Cemetery (BC)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Cherry Point Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Clayhurst Cemetery (FAG ID #2429277)

Cleardale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Cherry Point Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Hillhaven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Cherry Point Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Hillhaven Cemetery (FAG ID #2514261)

Peace View Cemetery (BC)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cherry Point Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Rolla Community Cemetery (BC)   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Cherry Point Cemetery
 - Location has been verified

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Cherry Point Cemetery.

Baldonnel (BC)   [Map]Clayhurst (BC)   [Map]Pine Valley (BC)   [Map]
Bay Tree   [Map]Cleardale   [Map]Rolla (BC)   [Map]
Bear Canyon   [Map]Doe River (BC)   [Map]Shearer Dale (BC)   [Map]
Bonanza   [Map]Farmington (BC)   [Map]Silver Valley   [Map]
Briar Ridge (BC)   [Map]Goodlow (BC)   [Map]Taylor (BC)   [Map]
Cecil Lake (BC)   [Map]Gordondale   [Map]Two Rivers (BC)   [Map]
Cherry Point   [Map]Iracard (BC)   [Map] 

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the CanadaGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Cherry Point Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alberta:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     CanadaGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alberta:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alberta
Canada GenWeb:     Cemetery Project for Alberta
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alberta     Cemetery Wiki for Alberta
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Gravemarker Gallery:     Directory for Alberta     Cemeteries of Alberta

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alberta

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Cherry Point Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Cherry Point Cemetery.

Referenced Books / Documents ...

Alberta Sources - Cemeteries and other surname sources (Feb. 2007)
      Written by: Alberta Genealogical Society and other researchers, societies and groups

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Cherry Point Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.1669, Longitude: -119.9524     [Map].

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