Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Oakdale was part of the Rural Cemetery Movement that swept the US in the mid-Nineteenth Century making it the oldest rural cemetery in North Carolina. Oakdale is an active cemetery located in Historic Downtown Wilmington and is still conducting burials and selling plots.

Oakdale Cemetery contains the graves of the movers and shakers of Wilmington, NC. Graves represent veterans from all wars and all branches of service, politicians, mayors, congressmen, and other notable historic figures.
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  • This is a fascinating place to visit, especially if you are interested in history. There was a map of 10 spots to visit and each one was noteworthy. I spent about 2 hours here and left with 100...  more »
  • Oakdale is a historic, rural cemetery with beauty that rivals the likes of the more famous cemeteries like Bonaventure in Savannah, and Magnolia in Charleston. You could easily get lost here for...  more »
  • I have been living in the Wilmington area for little over a year. I've heard and read alot about this cemetary and finally made a brief visit there yesterday. I will be going back when have more time to explore and enjoy. Kind of a neat place with lots of history.
  • This is a beautiful well kept cemetery. if you enjoy historical places, you will want to visit . Confederate and union soldiers were buried here. It is huge and I will return to see more of it.

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