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About Bayview Cemetery

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Mission Statement

At Bayview Cemetery, our mission is to provide a beautiful resting place for the families of Bellingham and surrounding communities. We invite you to view our spacious grounds any day of the week. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Our courteous and professional staff are familiar with most aspects of the cemetery - from burial property to locating historical references. Our goal is to provide the families and friends of loved ones satisfaction and peace of mind concerning the services Bayview provides.

History of Bayview Cemetery

Amidst the oaks, maples and colorful shrubbery of Bayview Cemetery, the early history of Whatcom County is reflected on monuments bearing the names of our area's founding families - names like Eldridge, Roeder, and Bloedel. The cemetery was founded in 1887 when the town of Whatcom purchased a 10 acre plot along the road to Lake Whatcom. The first burials took place in 1888. In 1889, an additional 12 acres were added. The remainder was purchased in 1924, giving Bayview a total of 234 acres (only 50 acres are currently being used). A nonprofit cemetery owned by the City of Bellingham, Bayview is dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and transcendent atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest for present and future generations.

Historical Tours

This series of tours will be led by a community volunteer who is an avid naturalist, historian and active community member.

Trees of Bayview Cemetery

A diversity of tree plantings including mature oaks, elms and fine native trees grace the grounds of Bayview Cemetery.  Use the Bayview Cemetery tree guide to enjoy a self guided tour of these remarkable trees.

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