The Thomas Wolfe Memorial is the childhood home of author, Thomas Wolfe. Thomas Wolfe immortalized his childhood home in his epic autobiographical novel, Look Homeward, Angel. Wolfe's colorful portrayal of his family, his hometown of Asheville, North Carolina, and the Old Kentucky Home boarding house earned the historic Victorian home a place as one of American Literature's most famous landmarks. The Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site is located 25 miles north of Hendersonville. For additional information call (828) 253-8304. www.wolfememorial.com
In the book there are constant references to an angel statue carved from Italian marble. The statue is located 22 miles south of Asheville, in Hendersonville's Oakdale Cemetery on Highway 64 West. www.historichendersonville.org.