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The location of Ft. Richardson National Cemetery









A visit to the Ft. Richardson National 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 Ft. Richardson National Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Ft. Richardson National Cemetery (FAG ID #109409)

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 Ft. Richardson National Cemetery ...

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery

Lat:   61.2754°   (61° 16' 31")

Lon:   -149.6603°   (-149° 39' 37")

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 5 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #191762
 
Angelus Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1966487
 
Memorial To The Missing   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2155681
 
St. John Cathedral Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2459004
 
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1960291

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery.

Anchorage   [Map]     John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   [Map]    
Artesian Village   [Map]     Knik-Fairview   [Map]    
Big Lake   [Map]     Knik   [Map]    
Chugiak   [Map]     Meadow Lakes   [Map]    
Eagle River   [Map]     Point MacKenzie   [Map]    
Fort Richardson   [Map]     Spenard   [Map]    
Gateway   [Map]     Wasilla   [Map]    
Hope   [Map]     Wilson Village   [Map]    
Indian   [Map]      

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

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery. The following communities are located in .

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery.

Anchorage   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
 
Chugiak   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
 
Eagle River   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
 
Fort Richardson   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
 
Girdwood   [Map]
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
 
Palmer   [Map]
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
 
Wasilla   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 Ft. Richardson National Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alaska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     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:   The Ft. Richardson National Cemetery (FAG ID #109409)
 
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 Ft. Richardson National Cemetery ...

While our initial data for the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery came from goverment sources, we have also found mention of the Ft. Richardson National 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 Ft. Richardson National Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #2061976   (Name of Record: Fort Richardson National Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Anchorage
Lat: 61.2754     Lon: -149.6603   [Map]
Elev: 113         Map Name: Anchorage B-8

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #109409

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

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: findagrave.com.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 Ft. Richardson National Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.2754, Longitude: -149.6603     [Map].

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