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Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Oakdale Cemetery is a historic city cemetery and national historic district located at Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina. It was established in 1885, and has approximately 5,400 burials. The property includes the original 1885 white section and 1885 African American section, along with a number of additions made into the 1950s. It includes a section for Agudas Israel Synagogue - Hendersonville's sole Jewish congregation. Historic contributing resources include the cemetery, a frame, octagonal pavilion dating from the turn of the 20th century; a 20th-century, rectangular brick mausoleum with a flat roof and terra cotta coping; a large Neoclassical concrete mausoleum, built in 1951; and a 1950s maintenance building. It includes the Italian marble angel statue which served as the inspiration for Thomas Wolfe's first novel, Look Homeward, Angel (1929).It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.
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  • Very nice angel statue connected to Thomas Wolfe. Statue is near the highway and is easy to find. Well marked by a historical marker on the highway. 
  • This is the stone angel mentioned in the book, 'Look Homeward Angel'. It is in a cermentary, across from an elementary school, along a very BUSY road. There's no peace and quiet here, and the traffic ...  read more »
  • Nearby and easily accessible...point of interest. Carl Sandburg home nearby and can be seen within the same day 
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