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Address: Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville, NC
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The angel that Thomas Wolfe described in his book "Look Homeward...

The angel that Thomas Wolfe described in his book "Look Homeward Angel" is located close to his memorial.

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A Must for Literary Types

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 another 100 years.

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Winder, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very nice angel statue connected to Thomas Wolfe. Statue is near the highway and is easy to find. Well marked by a historical marker on the highway.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is the stone angel mentioned in the book, 'Look Homeward Angel'. It is in a cermentary, across from an elementary school, along a very BUSY road. There's no peace and quiet here, and the traffic is constantly whizzing by. If you liked the author and the book, it's worth a view.

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Spring Hill
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Nearby and easily accessible...point of interest. Carl Sandburg home nearby and can be seen within the same day

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

It's hard to rate something like this - the rating depends upon the interests of the reviewer. Some will love it. Others will shrug their shoulders. For the Thomas Wolfe fan, you may enjoy stopping, reading the plaque, and reflecting on his novel. If you are not a fan, you might see everything just by looking at the TripAdvisor photos... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Easy to spot from the highway, this is always a great conversation piece for friends and family! Beautiful sculpture that brings smiles!

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Plymouth, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Unless you are a Thomas Wolfe fan, this isn't a must see. It's supposed to be the one he actually references, although there are several others also in existence. You can see it in the gated area as you drive by on the main road.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

This statue, surrounded by a black wrought iron fence can be spotted from the road if you're not the one driving, and a state highway plaque sits along Brevard Road (Highway 64) just a few yards away. The statue came from Italy by Thomas Wolfe's father and was bought by the Johnson Family with this gravesite being owned by the... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

While this cemetery is most well known for the stone angel best associated with Thomas Wolfe's "Look Homeward Angel" there is significant local history here as well. As something of a "tombstone tourist" I found this place to be rich in local history. As it is right off of US 64- a main road in Hendersonville- this is an easy... More 

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