Historic Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesville, NC

The cemetery is an open space among the ruins, covered in winter with violets and daisies. It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place.
— Percy Bysshe Shelley

Atop a small hill, nestled in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, there is a picturesque spot to wander, contemplate, and admire. Located in quaint-yet-happenin’ Waynesville—a town I like to refer to as “the Brooklyn of Asheville”—Green Hill is the final resting place of some of the area’s most notable figures, including Revolutionary War hero and town founder, Colonel James Robert Love. There are many interesting and beautiful head stones, statues, and monuments scattered about in Green Hill, with something new catching your eye at every turn. I have been visiting Waynesville for over a decade now, and only just decided to stroll up the hill to check out the quiet cemetery this October. It’s amazing how much history and wonder there is right under our noses on a daily basis, which makes exploring such a rewarding activity, dontcha think?

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Green Hill Cemetery

216 Morning Drive

Waynesville, NC 28786