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The location of Valley Memorial Park









A visit to the Valley Memorial Park ...

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 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")

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 5 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of the Valley Memorial Park. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 16 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Valley Memorial Park.

Buffalo Soapstone   [Map]     Lakes   [Map]    
Butte   [Map]     Lazy Mountain   [Map]    
Chugiak   [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]    

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 Valley Memorial Park. The following communities are located in .

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Valley Memorial Park.

Chugiak   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Valley Memorial Park
 
Eagle River   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Valley Memorial Park
 
Palmer   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Valley Memorial Park
 
Sutton   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Valley Memorial Park
 
Wasilla   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of the Valley Memorial Park

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 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 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     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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Valley Memorial Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.5590, Longitude: -149.0428     [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: findagrave.com.

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