Spring Break at Oakdale

Oakdale Cemetery has been on my radar for awhile due to several notable or unusual residents, the close proximity of the grounds to the ocean and its roots as part of the Rural Cemetery Movement.

I recently took a whirlwind trip to Wilmington where my dog and I spent several hours exploring only part of the nearly 100 acres by foot and car searching for particular graves, Victorian motifs (my favorite kind of symbolism) and unique inscriptions.

I’m going to save most of my photos for future posts, but for now I hope this small sampling provides a glimpse into Oakdale’s serenity and splendor.

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