While cemeteries are a place fore the dead to rest, they aren’t all that terrifying. Sometimes, they are beautiful, quiet, peaceful places. If you’re a bit different, and looking to take your Sunday stroll to new levels, check out these fifteen cemeteries below.
1. Riverside Cemetery, Asheville
Riverside cemetery is a beautiful, picturesque cemetery in Asheville. It is also the gravesite of popular writers Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry.
2. Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte
You'll find gravestones dating back to the 1800's. This is a haunting cemetery with a Charlotte backdrop.
3. Old Salem, Winston-Salem
This cemetery found in Old Salem Winston-Salem is also known as 'God's Acre'
4. A dated crypt
This creepy crypt can be found at Cedar Grove Cemetary in New Bern.
5. 'Shoe and a grave'
This was captured at Howard Cemetery on Ocracoke Island.
5. The oldest cemetery in Southport
Old Smithville Cemetery is the oldest in Southport and home to a strange, beautiful landscape with eerie and peaceful sights to see.
6. Family plot
This picture was captured at Orton Plantation on the Cape Fear River.
7. Old First Presbyterian Cemetery, Greensboro
Weathered grave stones lean to the side in this haunting and historical cemetery.
8. Morning sun
Fresh light illuminates the Cemetery at Averasboro, a Civil War Battlefield in Harnett County.
9. An old Scottish burial ground
You'll find this site off of State Road 1263 near Carthage.
10. Another from the Scotch burial ground
11. A sad statue
The cemetery is not listed for this image, but the statue adds a peaceful air to the surrounding scenery.
12. Mary Norcott London Grave
At Elmwood Cemetery in Charlotte.
13. A stroll through the cemetery
Captured in Raleigh.
14. Oakwood Cemetery
Located in Raleigh, you can find the headstones of Supreme Court Justices and Civil War Generals in this beautiful cemetery.
15. Floating spirits?
A 'haunted' cemetery st St. James Episcopal Church. You can see it on the Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington.