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The location of Grave Island Cemetery

A visit to the Grave Island Cemetery ...

We aren't confident of the location of the Grave Island Cemetery, so consider the above location as an estimate.<1>

Introduction ...

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 five sections:

The Location of the Grave Island Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   57.7756°   (57° 46' 32")

Lon:   -135.1991°   (-135° 11' 56")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Grave Island Cemetery has been estimated.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 9 cemeteries that are within 50 miles [80.5 km]<2> of the Grave Island Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Alaskan Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Grave Island Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 46 miles [74 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Grave Island Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #174229<3>
Funter Bay Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Grave Island Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Hoonah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Grave Island Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Icy Strait Point Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Grave Island Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Kuteha Indian Burial Grounds   [Map]
 - Lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Grave Island Cemetery
Moose Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the South (S) of the Grave Island Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2313061
Old City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the South (S) of the Grave Island Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2432059
Sitka National Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the South (S) of the Grave Island Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 8 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km] of the Grave Island Cemetery.

Angoon   [Map]     Game Creek   [Map]    
Chatham   [Map]     Hoonah   [Map]    
Cube Cove   [Map]     Tenakee Springs   [Map]    
Freshwater Bay   [Map]     Whitestone Logging Camp   [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 Grave Island Cemetery. The following communities are located in .

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Grave Island Cemetery.

Tenakee Springs   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Grave Island Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 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 Grave Island 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   Cemetery Wiki for Alaska
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

<1>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. 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 gone without an obvious trace.

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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 Grave Island Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.7756, Longitude: -135.1991     [Map].

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<3>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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