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Valley Memorial Park
(Alaska)


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 The location of Valley Memorial Park 

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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 Valley Memorial Park...

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Valley Memorial Park

Lat:   61.5590°   (61° 33' 32")

Lon:   -149.0428°   (-149° 2' 34")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Valley Memorial Park.

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.


 

  Valley Memorial Park  


  Kashwitna Cemetery
  Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
  Pioneer Cemetery
  Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery
  Palmer Pioneer Cemetery
   Location from GNIS<1>
  Memorial To The Missing
  Wasilla Aurora Cemetery
  Angelus Memorial Park Cemetery
  Sacred Heart Cemetery
  Hope Cemetery
  St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Cemetery
  Sunrise Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  St. John Cathedral Cemetery
 

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 5 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Valley Memorial Park. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Palmer Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Valley Memorial Park
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Valley Memorial Park
 - Location has been verified
Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of the Valley Memorial Park
 - Location has been verified
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Valley Memorial Park
 - Location has been verified
Wasilla Aurora Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of the Valley Memorial Park
 - Location has been verified

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 15 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Valley Memorial Park.

Buffalo Soapstone   [Map]Gateway   [Map]Meadow Lakes   [Map]
Butte   [Map]Knik-Fairview   [Map]Palmer   [Map]
Chugiak   [Map]Knik River   [Map]Sutton-Alpine   [Map]
Farm Loop   [Map]Lakes   [Map]Sutton   [Map]
Fishhook   [Map]Lazy Mountain   [Map]Tanaina   [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 first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Valley Memorial Park:

For pages that are specific to Alaska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alaska:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alaska
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alaska
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alaska
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alaska

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 Alaska

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Valley Memorial Park ...

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 Valley Memorial Park.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1416900   (Name of Record: Valley Memory Garden)

Class: cemetery
County: Matanuska-Susitna
Lat: 61.5597222     Lon: -149.0411111   [Map]
Elev: 37         Map Name: Anchorage C-6

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Footnotes ...

<1>This location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from . A straight line distance ignores things 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 Valley Memorial Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.5590, Longitude: -149.0428     [Map].

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