RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
Cemetery
Profile
Local
Newspapers
Nearby
Cemeteries
Nearby
Towns
Interactive
Map
  AZ
Communities













A visit to the Valley of the Sun Cemetery ...

The location of the Valley of the Sun Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

The Location of the Valley of the Sun Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Valley of the Sun Cemetery

The Valley of the Sun Cemetery is located in Maricopa County<2>.

The county seat for Maricopa County is located in Phoenix. Phoenix lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northwest of the Valley of the Sun Cemetery .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Valley of the Sun Cemetery

Lat:   33.2337°   (33° 14' 1")

Lon:   -111.8475°   (-111° 50' 50")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Valley of the Sun Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Valley of the Sun Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Valley of the Sun Cemetery.

  • Ahwatukee [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ahwatukee
    • Ahwatukee [Maricopa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ahwatukee
  • Bapchule [Pinal County]
  • Casa Blanca [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Blanca
    • Casa Blanca [Pinal County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Blanca
  • Chandler Heights [Maricopa County]
  • Continue List   (17 more) ...
    • Chandler [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chandler
      • Chandler [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 261,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chandler<4>
    • Corona Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corona Village
      • Corona Village [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corona Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corona Village
    • Gilbert [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<4>
    • Guadalupe [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guadalupe
      • Guadalupe [Maricopa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guadalupe<4>
    • Higley [Maricopa County]
    • Kyrene [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyrene
      • Kyrene [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyrene
    • Mesa [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
      • Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 518,012 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<4>
    • Queen Creek [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen Creek
      • Queen Creek [Maricopa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the east of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50,890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Queen Creek<4>
    • Royal Palm Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Palm Village
      • Royal Palm Village [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Palm Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Palm Village
    • Sacaton [Pinal County]
    • Sanokai Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanokai Village
      • Sanokai Village [Maricopa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanokai Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanokai Village
    • Santan [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santan
      • Santan [Pinal County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santan have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santan
    • Sonora [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonora
      • Sonora [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sonora have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sonora<4>
    • Stotonic [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stotonic
      • Stotonic [Pinal County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Stotonic has also been known as:
      • Stetonic
      • Stotonik
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stotonic
    • Summer Place Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Place Village
      • Summer Place Village [Maricopa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Place Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer Place Village
    • Sun Lakes [Maricopa County]
    • Sweetwater [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Pinal County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended 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 of the Sun Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Maricopa County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Valley of the Sun Cemetery.

  • Chandler
  • Gilbert
    • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Gilbert.
    • Gilbert lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
  • Guadalupe
  • Higley
    • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Higley.
    • Higley lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the Northeast (NE) of the Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Higley
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Continue List   (5 more)
      • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Mesa.
      • Mesa lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the North (N) of the Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
    • Queen Creek
    • Sacaton
      • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Sacaton.
      • Sacaton lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sacaton
    • Sun Lakes
    • Tempe
      • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Tempe.
      • Tempe lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 13 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Valley of the Sun Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Maricopa County.

  • Bapchule Cemetery [Pinal County]
  • C.H. Cook Memorial Church Cemetery [Pinal County]
  • East Sacaton Cemetery [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Sacaton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Sacaton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • East Sacaton Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Sacaton Cemetery
  • Guadalupe Cemetery [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Guadalupe Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Guadalupe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Guadalupe Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe Cemetery
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Queen of Heaven Cemetery [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Queen of Heaven Cemetery
      • Queen of Heaven Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
      • Queen of Heaven Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen of Heaven Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57094<5>
    • Resthaven Park East Cemetery [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Resthaven Park East Cemetery
      • Resthaven Park East Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
      • Resthaven Park East Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Resthaven Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Resthaven Park East Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57097<5>
    • Sacaton Cemetery [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacaton Cemetery
      • Sacaton Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacaton Cemetery
    • St. Ann Catholic Church Cemetery [Pinal County]
    • Stotonic Cemetery [Pinal County]
    • Sweetwater Cemetery [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sweetwater Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Sweetwater Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Sweetwater Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2342148<5>
    • Tempe Double Butte Cemetery [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tempe Double Butte Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tempe Double Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tempe Double Butte Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe Double Butte Cemetery
    • Twin Buttes Cemetery [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Twin Buttes Cemetery
      • Twin Buttes Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
      • Twin Buttes Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Maricopa County Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57058<5>
    • West Casa Blanca Cemetery [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Casa Blanca Cemetery
      • West Casa Blanca Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Valley of the Sun Cemetery.
      • West Casa Blanca Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cowboy Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Casa Blanca Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Valley of the Sun Cemetery:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #15181  (Valley of the Sun Memorial Park)
    • Jump to GNIS Record #15181
    • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Gila Butte
    • County: Maricopa         Elev: 369
    • Location of GNIS #15181 (Valley of the Sun Memorial Park)
    • Lat: 33.2336622           Lon: -111.8476382
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on GNIS #15181

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Maricopa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 Valley of the Sun Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2337, Longitude: -111.8475       In this case, the coordinates for the Valley of the Sun Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 31 Mar 2021