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burial property to locating historical references.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.
Please Note: Artificial flowers are allowed from November 1 through
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.
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.