A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

The location of Pioneer Cemetery

A visit to the Pioneer Cemetery ...

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 Pioneer Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   61.6077°   (61° 36' 27")

Lon:   -149.0922°   (-149° 5' 31")

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 4 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of the Pioneer Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pioneer Cemetery
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pioneer Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1960291<2>
Valley Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pioneer Cemetery
Wasilla Aurora Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of the Pioneer Cemetery

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 Pioneer Cemetery.

Buffalo Soapstone   [Map]     Lazy Mountain   [Map]    
Butte   [Map]     Meadow Lakes   [Map]    
Farm Loop   [Map]     Palmer   [Map]    
Fishhook   [Map]     Sutton-Alpine   [Map]    
Gateway   [Map]     Sutton   [Map]    
Knik-Fairview   [Map]     Tanaina   [Map]    
Knik River   [Map]     Wasilla   [Map]    
Lakes   [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 Pioneer Cemetery. The following communities are located in .

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

Chugiak   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pioneer Cemetery
Eagle River   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pioneer Cemetery
Palmer   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pioneer Cemetery
Sutton   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pioneer Cemetery
Wasilla   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of the Pioneer 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 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 Pioneer 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 ...

Communities in Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 Pioneer Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.6077, Longitude: -149.0922     [Map].

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<2>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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