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Beside Wolfe, a lovely view for a sunrise

Enough people speak of the Angel, but my favorite thing about this cemetery is that it is elevated... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
schdyannie
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
interesting cemetery

we went here to research some past ancestors and to view the angel stone. lots of beautiful markers... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
rusty a
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The angel that Thomas Wolfe described in his book "Look Homeward Angel" is located close to his memorial.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
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Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville, NC
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Enough people speak of the Angel, but my favorite thing about this cemetery is that it is elevated just a bit and has a lovely view of the sunrise. I'm lucky enough to live nearby and always drive 64 to see a bit of Hendersonville...More

Thank schdyannie
Reviewed 27 October 2017

we went here to research some past ancestors and to view the angel stone. lots of beautiful markers and historic figures rest here

Thank rusty a
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A beautiful pair of carvings which are said to have _inspired_ Look Homeward Angel, i.e. it is NOT Wolfe's grave but a marker his father made. If the quote means something to you, go. It's a small cemetery, open entryway from the road.

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 27 August 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.

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 22 July 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 is now a beautiful white color with all...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 2 July 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 who has not.

Thank MHP8473
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I found the history of the stone angelo be very interesting. i recommend people to stop by the cemetery and read the plaques there.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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, telling a brief history.

1  Thank Keith F
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Within walking distance for me, I found it touching and educational. Highly recommended if you are in Hendersonville.

Thank lolo789
Reviewed 28 October 2016

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 next repairs will carry it through...More

1  Thank Anne M
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