Salcha Community Cemetery

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Salcha Community Cemetery

Salcha, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, USA
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As of June 2010, Salcha is a non-incorporated "town" in the interior of Alaska, lying approximately 20 miles along the Richardson Highway (Alaska State Route 2), with its northern boundary at the southern end of Eielson US Air Force Base (MP 335) and ending with its southern boundary at Mile Post (MP) 315, at Midway Lodge and Diner. The cemetery is on donated land from the Balch family, and apparently started as a personal cemetery for that family about 1981 with the first family burial. The town has no elected officials, but the citizens meet to discuss activities and to make community decisions. There is an Annual Town Fair, several stores, an Elementary School, a gas station, US Post Office, and several other business activities, as well as numerous homes located along the twenty-mile stretch of the Richardson Highway.

Directions to the Cemetery: The cemetery lies approximately a half-mile east of the Richardson Highway. Look for Balch Way, a semi-circular road that loops behind and around the Salcha Store and Service Station (Tesora Gas Station) on the Richardson Highway, between MP 328 and MP 329. Balch Way is approximately one-half mile long. Going from Fairbanks (north) towards Delta Junction (south) along the Richardson Highway, turn left onto either junction of Balch Way, and travel ¼ mile to Heavens Way road, where a sign marks the direction to the Salcha Cemetery. Go approximately ¼ mile on Heavens Way and turn left onto Lookout Hill Road. Go 200 feet and the cemetery is on the left, marked with a large sign and an American Flag pole. There is a section of the cemetery apparently reserved for the Olson family (marked with four corner posts), but other than that, there are no markers, fences, etc marking the cemetery limits, other than the land contour.


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GPS Coordinates: 64.5217000, -146.9726000

  • Added: 29 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2266692