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The location of Great Bend Cemetery

A visit to the Great Bend Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have any burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Great Bend Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Great Bend Cemetery (FAG ID #2460722)

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Great Bend Cemetery ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the location of the Great Bend Cemetery

Lat:   52.2974°   (52° 17' 50")

Lon:   -113.1008°   (-113° 6' 2")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NE-29-038-22-W4     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northeast Quarter of Section 29, Township 038, Range 22, West of the 4th Meridian

Establishment of the Great Bend Cemetery ...

The Great Bend Cemetery was established in 1904.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 8 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Great Bend Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Alix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Great Bend Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2298412
Delburne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Great Bend Cemetery
Erskine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Great Bend Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2279695
Liberal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Great Bend Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2432001
Lousana Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Great Bend Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2558736
Mirror Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of the Great Bend Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2471712
Tail Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Great Bend Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
Tees Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Great Bend Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2339003

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Great Bend Cemetery.

Alix   [Map]     Joffre   [Map]    
Ardley   [Map]     Lousana   [Map]    
Bashaw   [Map]     Mirror   [Map]    
Clive   [Map]     Nevis   [Map]    
Delburne   [Map]     Oberlin   [Map]    
Elnora   [Map]     Pine Lake   [Map]    
Erskine   [Map]     Rochon Sands   [Map]    
Fenn   [Map]     Stettler   [Map]    
Haynes   [Map]     Tees   [Map]    
Hillsdown   [Map]     White Sands   [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 visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Great Bend Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alberta:

Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alberta:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alberta
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alberta   Cemetery Wiki for Alberta
Find-A-Grave:   The Great Bend Cemetery (FAG ID #2460722)   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 Great Bend Cemetery ...

While our initial data for the Great Bend Cemetery came from goverment sources, we have also found mention of the Great Bend Cemetery elsewhere. 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 Great Bend Cemetery.

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #2460722

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 ...

Communities in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 Great Bend Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.2974, Longitude: -113.1008     [Map].

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<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.

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