Ferndale Cemetery with sunbeams


Established in 1868, the Ferndale (California) Cemetery is one of the state’s most beautiful and historic burial sites, sweeping up a rhododendron-covered hillside to a crest overlooking the Eel River Valley and westward to the Pacific Ocean.

Ferndale Museum

The Ferndale Museum keeps a cemetery list for genealogy research. This list consists of a detailed list for the Ferndale Cemetery, less detailed for the St. Mary’s Cemetery & Loleta. From their list, you can find the date of death & from there a high chance of finding an obituary in The Ferndale Enterprise.

Ferndale Museum
View of the Eel Valley from the Ferndale Cemetery

Our Board

The Ferndale Cemetery Association is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization, located in the city of Ferndale, California in Humboldt County. It is managed by a volunteer board of eleven directors, chosen from the owners of burial properties.

The board of directors meets in the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November on the second Monday at 5 p.m.

Board of Directors

President, Tim Cooney
Vice-president, Randy Cady
Secretary, Susan Combes
Treasurer, Susan Chivers


Janis Bertelsen Coelho
Bonnie Griffiths
Laura Hussey
Lynn Lourenco
Sonia McBride
Sue Murray
Carl Neeley

Ferndale Cemetery at night


Sexton, Nick Titus
Steward, Elaine Cooney
Accountants, Aycock & Edgmon LLC

Ferndale Cemetery
Historic photo of Ferndale Cemetery

2018 Ferndale Cemetery Census

Find information quickly by downloading the latest Ferndale Cemetery Census!

Ferndale Cemetery Census - July 2018 - (Excel File, best to right-click and select download)

Ferndale Cemetery in the mist
Ferndale Cemetery entrance gate
Ferndale Cemetery grave marker