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A visit to the Alva Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Alva Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Alva Cemetery (FAG ID #2192660)

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 Alva Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Alva Cemetery

The Alva Cemetery is located in Crook County<2>.

The county seat for Crook County is located in Sundance. Sundance lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the south of the Alva Cemetery .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Alva Cemetery

Lat:   44.6946°   (44° 41' 40")

Lon:   -104.4453°   (-104° 26' 43")

Establishment of the Alva Cemetery ...

The Alva Cemetery was established in 1897.

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 helpful 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 Alva Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 12 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> of the Alva Cemetery.

  • Aladdin [Crook County]
  • Alva [Crook County]
  • Alzada [Carter County]
  • Belle Fourche [Butte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Fourche
    • Belle Fourche [Butte County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the east of Alva Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,742 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Fourche have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Fourche
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Fourche<4>
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Beulah [Crook County]
    • Carlile [Crook County]
    • Devils Tower [Crook County]
    • Hulett [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hulett
      • Hulett [Crook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Alva Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 426 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hulett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hulett<4>
    • Linden [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Crook County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the south of Alva Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linden have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
    • Pine Haven [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Haven
      • Pine Haven [Crook County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Alva Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Haven<4>
    • Sundance [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance
      • Sundance [Crook County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the south of Alva Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sundance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sundance<4>
    • Tinton [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tinton
      • Tinton [Lawrence County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Alva Cemetery
      • Estimated population in 2014: 477 people

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 Alva Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Crook County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Alva Cemetery.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 8 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Alva Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

  • Alzada Cemetery [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alzada Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alzada Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Alzada Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the north of Alva Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alzada Cemetery
  • Beulah Cemetery [Crook County]
  • Green Mtn. Cemetery [Crook County]
  • Hulett Cemetery [Crook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hulett Cemetery
    • The Hulett Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<3> to the southwest of Hulett.More accurately, Hulett Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Alva Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hulett Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84048<1>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Miller Creek Cemetery [Crook County]
    • Moore Hill Cemetery [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moore Hill Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Moore Hill Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Moore Hill Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the west of Alva Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Hill Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84081<1>
    • Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Crook County]
    • New Haven Cemetery [Crook County]

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 Alva Cemetery:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Crook County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Crook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 Alva Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6946, Longitude: -104.4453    
<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 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.
<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.




 

 

 

 

 


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