Alaska Gold Rush History and Genealogy


Gold Rush & Pioneer Cemeteries



Most mining camps that existed for long had a cemetary of some sort. The location of many of those graveyards has been lost to time. Alaska’s cemeteries with Gold rush era graves have often not been kept up as they are usually in remote parts of the state where there are few or no people nearby. If people are in the area they are likely no relation to those buried there and have little reason to look after the graves. The original markers were commonly made of wood which hasn't’t survived the ravages of Alaska’s weather. In some places depressions in the ground may be all that remain to indicate a cemetery was there and the names of those laid to rest are lost forever. This list consists of cemetaries that can still be located. If you know of additiona cemetaries please contact us. The Lat/Long cordinates are aproximate.

Edna Bay Bayview Cemetery N 55.33525 W131.62669
Chena Chena Village
Circle Hot Springs At Circle Hot Springs 8 Mi South of Central  
Old Cold Foot Coldfoot cemetary

Long City (Ghost Town)

Long City Cemetery N64.24'00.46 W155.30'51.96
Fairbanks Birch Hill Cemetery N 64.86127 W147.67243
Yakutat Chief Situk Grave N 59.4516 W139.57169
Fairbanks Clay Street Cemetery N 64.84127 W147.70742
Anchorage Anchorage Evergreen Memorial Cemetery N61.12'54.27 W149.52'35.45
Hope Hope Cemetery N 60.91633 W149.62517
Yukon-Koyukuk Indian Cemetery Map Fairbanks D-4
Valdez-Cordova Indian Cemetery Map Gulkana A-5
Southeast Fairbanks Indian Cemetery Map Nabesna D-2
Jensen Camp Nome Jensens Cemetery N 64.77034 W165.44962
Juneau Kuteha Indian Burial Grounds Map Juneau A-1 NW
Yukon-Koyukuk Native Cemetery Map Tanana A-4
Fairbanks North Star Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery Map Fairbanks D-2 NW
Matanuska-Susitna Palmer Pioneer Cemetery N 61.60756 W149.09521
Nenana Nenana Cemetery
Ruby Ruby N64.44'14.73" W155.30'13.83"
Skagway Skagway
Sunrise (Ghost Town) Sunrise Cemetery N 60.89805 W149.42918
Talkeetna   N62.19'19.05" W150.06'09.38"
Tanana Mission Church Yard N65.10'27.90" W151.59'47.72
Wrangell-Petersburg (CA) Turn Point Cemetery Petersburg D-3 SW
Matanuska-Susitna Valley Memory Garden Anchorage C-6 SE


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