Laurel Grove Cemetery Port Townsend, WA

During our tour  of Manresa Castle the tour guide indicated a 13 year old “spirit” named Lotta frequented the place.  She liked room 214.  No one really knew her affiliation with the castle.

She told us that the original owner and builder of the castle, Charles Eisenbeis, was buried several blocks away from the castle at the Laurel Grove Cemetery.  For some reason they had to dig up his grave and discovered a casket of a child above Charles’ casket.  Some speculate this may have been an illegitimate child of his and that it was Lotta.  All speculation, but a cool story nevertheless.

So we decided to visit the cemetery.  It was beautiful.  Cemeteries calm me. There were some very ornate family plots like the Eisenbeis one.  It was a drizzly day when we were there.  I was in awe of some of the headstones and the way the moss, lichen and fungi were growing in the grooves of the deceased name.

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Charles Eisenbeis (owner of Manresa Castle) family plot.
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This appears to be a recurring theme in these older cemeteries I’ve been visiting. A baby headstone is leaning against a larger stone.

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Soooo beautiful! A tree stump decorated with age, lichen, and moss.

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Moss growing in the headstone inscriptions
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I have never seen black mold on a headstone before.

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Fallen angel on Dick? I couldn’t help it, I had to snicker
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Not my stack. Nods to whomever placed it here. We cairns builders have to stick together
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Another tilted smaller stone. Some very ornate headstones in this cemetery.
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I love the moss and lichen growing on the names

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4 thoughts on “Laurel Grove Cemetery Port Townsend, WA

  1. I live in the area and never knew about this cemetary. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful photos. Can’t wait to go explore.

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