Riverside Cemetery, Asheville

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  • The final resting place of Thomas Wolfe. This is a great cemetery to visit int he fall when the leaves are at their color peak. Because it is located in mountains, the hills make up several levels. I ...  more »
  • I'm not really a cemetery junky, but when some out-of-town guests recently asked to come here, I said why not. This is truly a beautiful and restful place (no pun intended). The map on the board by th...  more »
  • We like to visit interesting cemeteries where famous local people have been buried. Riverside is blessed with both Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry. Not the easiest place to find if you don't have GPS, but a...  more »
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  • Interesting place. Quite a few interesting people buried here. The cemetery is quite old and historic. You can the where Thomas Wolfe and OHenry are buried. Some of the tombstones in this cemetery are quite stunning. It is a walk trough history.
  • This is an interesting old cemetery located near downtown Asheville. There's a lot of history here. There is a veterans cemetery and several crypts. The layout is somewhat odd and maze-like. There's a mixture of multiple aesthetics and what appears to be a lack of central planning. This is still however a beautiful and interesting Cemetery to explore.
  • Love the history and many fascinating stories of the known and not so known people interred. Facebook toursbyclark for information.
  • Beautiful, hilly old cemetery, where Thomas Wolfe, O. Henry, and many soldiers and vets are buried.
  • My absolute favorite cemetery! I could spend an eternity here.

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