Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville

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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  • August 27, 2017
    The cemetery is right on US64, just outside the downtown and the angel is very easy to find. There isn't much to see...just what is in the picture.  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    It's been about 9 months since I last stopped here to see the progress being made in repairing and cleaning this statue. Looking back on the pictures I took, there is a huge difference as the statue i...  more »
  • July 2, 2017
    Our stop to view the angel was really a geocacing stop as it is a virtual geocache. I read the book many many years ago. I guess one who has read the book has more interest in the angel than someone w...  more »
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    It's nearby and massive

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