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A visit to the Valley Memorial Park ...


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


Introduction ...

Note: 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 Memorial Park ...

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

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Valley Memorial Park

Lat:   38.1277°   (38° 7' 39")

Lon:   -122.5453°   (-122° 32' 43")

The Valley Memorial Park is located in Marin County<2>.

The county seat for Marin County is located in San Rafael. San Rafael lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of the Valley Memorial Park .

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Memorial Park:

  • Pages specific to California:
  • Pages specific to Marin County:
  • Genealogy information for nearby counties:
  • Cemetery Information and Directories:
  • About the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ...
    • Although we don't have a link to the Valley Memorial Park itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • List of neighboring communities ...

    The following 29 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Valley Memorial Park.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from Valley Memorial Park, with the nearest first.

    • Novato
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Old Town
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town is located in Marin County
    • Black Point - Green Point
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Rafael Village
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rafael Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rafael Village
      • Rafael Village is located in Marin County
    • McGill
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGill
      • McGill is located in Sonoma County
    • Terra Linda
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Linda
      • Terra Linda is located in Marin County
    • Santa Venetia
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Venetia have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Venetia
      • Santa Venetia is located in Marin County
    • Wingo ‑ Historic
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wingo
      • Wingo is located in Sonoma County
    • Nicasio
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Woodacre
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Fairfax
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Cerro
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cerro
      • Cerro is located in Marin County
    • Continue List   (17 more) ...
      • Petaluma
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Forest Knolls
        (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
      • San Geronimo
        (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
      • San Anselmo
        (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • San Rafael
        (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Temelec
        (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temelec have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temelec
        • Temelec is located in Sonoma County
      • Lagunitas - Forest Knolls
        (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lagunitas - Forest Knolls. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lagunitas - Forest Knolls
        • Lagunitas - Forest Knolls is located in Marin County
      • Lagunitas
        (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Ross
        (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ross
        • Ross is located in Marin County
        • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,479 people
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ross <4>
      • Merazo
        (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merazo
        • Merazo is located in Napa County
      • Vineburg
        (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Tocaloma
        (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tocaloma have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tocaloma
        • Tocaloma is located in Marin County
      • Shafter
        (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shafter
        • Shafter is located in Marin County
      • Kentfield
        (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
      • Green Brae
        (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
      • Sonoma
        (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
      • El Verano
        (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)

    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 Memorial Park. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Marin County.

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

    We've listed the following communities alphabetically.

    List of nearby cemeteries ...

    Based on our list of cemeteries, we know of 22 that are within 17 miles [27.4 km] of the Valley Memorial Park.<6>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Valley Memorial Park, with the nearest first.

    • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
      • The Mt. Olivet Cemetery is located in Marin County
      • The Mt. Olivet Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #8177 <7>
    • B'nai Israel Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the B'nai Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The B'nai Israel Cemetery is located in Sonoma County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the B'nai Israel Cemetery
    • Petaluma Calvary Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery is located in Marin County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery
    • Cypress Hill Memorial Park
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cypress Hill Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Cypress Hill Memorial Park is located in Sonoma County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cypress Hill Memorial Park
    • Valley Cemetery
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Valley Cemetery is located in Sonoma County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley Cemetery
    • Taylors Grave Site
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Taylors Grave Site have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Taylors Grave Site is located in Marin County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylors Grave Site
    • St. Francis Solano Catholic Cemetery
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Francis Solano Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The St. Francis Solano Catholic Cemetery is located in Sonoma County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Francis Solano Catholic Cemetery
    • Mountain Cemetery
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Mountain Cemetery is located in Sonoma County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain Cemetery
    • Liberty Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Liberty Cemetery is located in Sonoma County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Cemetery
    • Olema Cemetery
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Olema Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Olema Cemetery is located in Marin County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Olema Cemetery
    • Eldridge Cemetery
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • The Eldridge Cemetery is located in Sonoma County
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Eldridge Cemetery is located outside and to the west of Eldridge.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eldridge Cemetery
    • Continue List   (10 more) ...
      • Two Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery
        (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Two Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Two Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery is located in Sonoma County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Two Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery
      • Water Front Memorial Park
        (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Water Front Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Water Front Memorial Park is located in Solano County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Water Front Memorial Park
      • Hillside Cemetery
        (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
        • The Hillside Cemetery is located in Solano County
        • To give a relative sense of its location, the Hillside Cemetery is located in Vallejo.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #8230 <7>
      • Old Hillside Cemetery
        (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Hillside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Old Hillside Cemetery is located in Solano County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Hillside Cemetery
      • Sunrise Memorial Cemetery
        (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
        • The Sunrise Memorial Cemetery is located in Solano County
        • To give a relative sense of its location, the Sunrise Memorial Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Vallejo.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunrise Memorial Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #8391 <7>
      • Thompson Family Cemetery
        (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Thompson Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
        • The Thompson Family Cemetery is located in Sonoma County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thompson Family Cemetery
      • St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
        (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
        • The St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery is located in Contra Costa County
        • The St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery has also been known as:
        • Holy Angels / St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
        • Holy Angels Cemetery
        • St. Joseph Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #8327 <7>
      • Rolling Hills Memorial Park
        (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Brothers of the Christian Schools Cemetery
        (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Brothers of the Christian Schools Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
        • The Brothers of the Christian Schools Cemetery is located in Napa County
        • The Brothers of the Christian Schools Cemetery has also been known as:
        • Brothers Cemetery
        • Christian Brothers LaSallian Cemetery
        • Mont La Salle Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brothers of the Christian Schools Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #1997716 <7>
      • Partrick Cemetery
        (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Partrick Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
        • The Partrick Cemetery is located in Napa County
        • To give a relative sense of its location, the Partrick Cemetery is located 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Napa.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Partrick Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2433832 <7>

    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 continue 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 Memorial Park:

    • Referenced GNIS Record ...
    • GNIS ID #1800725  (Valley Memorial Park)
      • Note: GNIS record #1800725 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
      • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Petaluma River
      • County: Marin         Elev: -2
      • Location given for GNIS #1800725 (Valley Memorial Park)

    The official website for Marin County: www.co.marin.ca.us/

    The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.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 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 California's counties, including Marin, 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 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: 38.1277, Longitude: -122.5453       In this case, the coordinates for the Valley Memorial Park 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>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.
    <6>While we have an extensive database of cemeteries (with over 200,000 entries), you can be assured that it's not complete and our list will be missing cemeteries.
    <7>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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