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Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville

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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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  • I've read a little bit of Thomas Wolfe, but not a whole lot. Very easy to find. Driving through the cemetery, some of the roads are a little tight. Beautiful statue and a nice sign by the road, tellin...  more »
  • Within walking distance for me, I found it touching and educational. Highly recommended if you are in Hendersonville.  more »
  • I came back to visit this statue as it was recently cleaned and checked out for needed repairs. It has already had a lot of repairs during the 100 years that it has been at the cemetery. Hopefully the...  more »
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  • It's nearby and massive