Bayview Cemetery

Churches above Grave YardsA view from the Bayview Cemetery grounds overlooking
the Town of Mahone Bay

The Bayview Cemetery in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia is a Municipal Heritage Property. It has a rare collection of standing stones, some in German, of the first generation of settlers. The oldest surviving stone is that dedicated to Ana Catherina Zwicker, who died in 1780.

Laurel-ChurchThe Presbyterian Church and the Church
of England buildings once stood on the
Bayview Cemetery property.


The first community churches were built within the current boundaries of the burial grounds. The first, the Church of England, opened its doors in 1833, it was built on land donated by John William Kedy. Later, in the early 1860s, the Presbyterian Church was built, literally back-to-back with its neighbour. Each had their own burial grounds. Although these buildings are no longer standing there are location markets for visitors.

The triumphs, trials and tribulations of the people of Mahone Bay are recorded in the inscriptions. Many of the original settlers of Mahone Bay are buried at Bayview.

Learn about the Cemetery Mapping Project search the Bayview Cemetery Records or find out where it is.




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