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Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery

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Address: 520 N 15th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3817
Phone Number: (910) 762-5682
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Nice spot

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Smorgie138
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed June 24, 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 stars Reviewed June 13, 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 stars Reviewed May 14, 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 stars Reviewed April 26, 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 stars Reviewed April 6, 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 stars Reviewed February 24, 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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Smithfield NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

In 1852, prominent Wilmington businessmen purchased 65 acres for a new cemetery to be located beyond the town limits, which was 8th Street. The cemetery became known as Oakdale and was NC's first rural Cemetery. The first burial occurred on February 5, 1855—Annie DeRosset, the six-year old daughter of the cemetery president, Dr. Armand John DeRosset. Oakdale Cemetery contains the... More 

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Leland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

What a beautiful place to ride and walk through! The employees will give you a map of the cemetery and point out interesting places to stop. Old and well taken care of. Lots of history to learn here!

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Wilmington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I love old cemeteries. Full of history. Oakdale is my favorite...full of dogwood trees and azaleas and magnolias. Great place to come and spend an afternoon ..Just walk around find the old markers and different sections ..Best time to visit is in the spring when all the trees and azaleas are in bloom. Looks like snow fell in april.. I... More 

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