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Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery

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Address: 520 N 15th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3817
Phone Number: +1 910-762-5682
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Angels Resting

Two months ago we went to cemetery to celebrat the life of our Brother in law. A very special person. This is a very lovely place for one of our Angels to spend the rest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
Merle S
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Two months ago we went to cemetery to celebrat the life of our Brother in law. A very special person. This is a very lovely place for one of our Angels to spend the rest of his time to rest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

There is a pamphlet with highlights, but in addition to the stories, the carvings and ornaments are worth exploring.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The older section of Oakdale is quite lovely and hosts the resting places of many famous Wilmingtonians.....the entire Bellamy family and David Brinkley just to name a few, but many more. The live oak section is also beautiful. The cemetery offers guided tours, but just walking around on your own for an afternoon is pleasant.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were on our way to the National Cemetery and came across this one and decided to stroll in for a bit. Got the see the grand peacock in full glory strutting around.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We enjoyed walking around seeing the various stones; nice cemetery but it was a little shabby. We did see a peacock sitting on a grave stone and that made our day. It's worth a visit if you are already in the area. The National Cemetery is only a few block away and worth a drive through.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We took the guided tour and really could go back every Saturday. I was amazed by it's size and historical figures. Guide was entertaining and knowledgeable.

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We love to visit these old southern cemeteries because they are so beautiful and so peaceful. Truly a wonderful last resting place, I believe. Such places are not only about the dead. We also spotted a humming bird in its nest in one of the small trees.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

On occasion I like to visit a cemetery or graveyard to visit the dead, pay my respects to those who have gone before me, and learn something of history in the process. Oakdale Cemetery was a peaceful place to visit and very historic. If your desires are the same as mine I think you will find Oakdale what you are... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Nice funerary sculpture. Beautiful trees and shrubs. I was told Confederate burials were held here but didn't see any. The place is slightly overgrown.

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Beech Mountain, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The incredible design, with curved roadways, circular and raised sections and historical background is fascinating. We spent an hour driving around, stopping to read some of the plaques and tombstones and taking some pictures. I could have spent another 2-3 hours there easily.

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