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(Santa Clara County, California)


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The location of Alta Mesa Cemetery

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Our GPS coordinates for the Alta Mesa Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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.

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The Location of the Alta Mesa Cemetery...

The Alta Mesa Cemetery is located in Santa Clara County. The county seat for Santa Clara County is located in San Jose.

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

Lat:   37.3983°   (37° 23' 53")

Lon:   -122.1286°   (-122° 7' 42")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Alta Mesa Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Alta Mesa Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Santa Clara County.

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

Cupertino   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the Southeast (SE) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 
East Palo Alto   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 - Located in San Mateo County
 
Los Altos   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 
Menlo Park   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 - Located in San Mateo County
 
Mountain View   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 
Palo Alto   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 
Redwood City   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 - Located in San Mateo County
 
Santa Clara   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 
Sunnyvale   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 11 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Alta Mesa Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Cedar Lawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 - Located in Alameda County
 
Fremont Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 - Located in Alameda County
 
Gates of Heaven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 
Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 - Located in San Mateo County
 
Holy Ghost Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 - Located in Alameda County
 
Madronia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 
Mission City Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 
Oakwood Community Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 - Located in San Mateo County
 
Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 - Located in Alameda County
 
Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alta Mesa Cemetery
 - Located in San Mateo County

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Alta Mesa Cemetery.

Adobe Corner   [Map]Escondido Village   [Map]Portola Valley   [Map]
Agnew   [Map]La Honda   [Map]Rancho Rinconada   [Map]
Alviso   [Map]Los Altos Hills   [Map]Redwood City   [Map]
Atherton   [Map]Los Altos   [Map]Santa Clara   [Map]
Castro City   [Map]Loyola   [Map]Stanford   [Map]
Cupertino   [Map]Menlo Park   [Map]Sunnyvale   [Map]
Drawbridge   [Map]Mountain View   [Map]Ventura   [Map]
East Palo Alto   [Map]North Fair Oaks   [Map]West Menlo Park   [Map]
Emerald Lake Hills   [Map]Palo Alto   [Map]Woodside   [Map]

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

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Alta Mesa Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to California:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Santa Clara County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alameda County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Contra Costa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monterey County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Benito County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Francisco County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Joaquin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Mateo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Cruz County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Solano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of California,     of Santa Clara County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of California,     of Santa Clara County

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 California

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Alta Mesa Cemetery ...

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 Alta Mesa Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #233409   (Name of Record: Alta Mesa Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Santa Clara
Lat: 37.3982734     Lon: -122.1285746   [Map]
Elev: 31         Map Name: Palo Alto

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Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3983, Longitude: -122.1286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Alta Mesa Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Alta Mesa Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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