Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, Anchorage

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The Anchorage Memorial Park, also known as Anchorage Cemetery, is a 22acre cemetery located in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Covering nine city blocks, the cemetery separates the city's downtown and Fairview neighborhoods.
The cemetery was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1915 as part of the Anchorage townsite, one of a number of land reserves set aside for public facilities for the new town. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, recognizing its status as Anchorage's oldest cemetery.
From approximately 1954 to 1986, a public housing complex called Willow Park occupied the half-blocks of the cemetery site adjacent to Ninth Avenue and Fairbanks Street. The buildings were razed to allow for expansion of the cemetery. All that remains is the complex's maintenance building, taken over for the same purpose by the cemetery.
Lorene Harrison is buried in the pioneer area of the park. Plan to see Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Anchorage travel itinerary planner.
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  • I always find old cemeteries interesting to walk around in especially when they are filled with tombstones. They don't make them like they used to, the grave markers of the past always have history... 
    I always find old cemeteries interesting to walk around in especially when they are filled with tombstones. They don't make them like they used to, the grave markers of the past always have history...  more »
  • This is a great cemetery with many of the pioneers of Alaska buried there. It has many interesting markers and residents. The tracts are broken into sections including Elks, Moose, religious... 
    This is a great cemetery with many of the pioneers of Alaska buried there. It has many interesting markers and residents. The tracts are broken into sections including Elks, Moose, religious...  more »
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  • The Anchorage Memorial Park is a very meaningful experience. It contains both contemporary grave sites for various Anchorage communities and heritage and historical burials of Alaska and Anchorage founders. The grounds are beautiful and I always enjoy seeing many of the unique headstones of loved ones residing there. The only issue is it's proximity to Merrill Air field. Lots of small aircraft fly over ahead. However since many of Alaska's founders and residents are pilots that is not necessarily a bad thing.
  • My daughter is there they did a wonderful job couldn’t ask for better. Me and my wife will be thereto

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