By popular demand we organized a meetup at the rural cemetery. Here is your chance to check it out and play! We may even create a few ghostly images ourselves.
With plenty of ghost stories the Santa Rosa rural cemetery is touted as one of the spookiest places in Wine Country.
If you want to hang out after the meetup, we will stop here for a great burger.
Carmen's Burger Bar
1612 Terrace WaySanta Rosa, CA 95404
Here is a brief history
Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery was established as the result of an accident. In November of 1854 a young father, who had arrived from Missouri only a matter of weeks before, drowned in a pond near the center of town. He was buried on land that was part of a Mexican grant given to one of the earliest settlers of Santa Rosa, Doña Maria Ignacia Lopez de Carrillo. Soon other families needed burial places, and the area became an unofficial cemetery. In 1867 the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Association was formed and burial plots in the 17-acre site were formally offered for sale.
Sales of plots continued through 1930, through records of these transactions have been lost. During this period of 70-plus years, parts of the land were sold off, and three separate but adjacent cemeteries were established: the Stanley, Moke, and Fulkerson Cemeteries. Today the four cemeteries combined are owned by the City of Santa Rosa and known collectively as Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery. The only burials permitted today are those of descendants of families who held deeds to cemetery plots. The total number of burials is over 5200.