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Wooldridge Monuments

In a plot of Maplewood Cemetery are the unusual stone figures of an eccentric aristocrat and Civil War soldier, tagged as, “The Strange Procession That Never Moves”. These figures were built from 1892 until Wooldridge’s death on May 30, 1899; Henry Wooldridge (buried here in 1899), his family, friends and favorite animals are enshrined here. Following damage from the Ice Storm of 2009, all the monuments were restored on site in 2010, by Monument Conservation Collaborative, a historic monument restoration firm. The Confederate Memorial Gate to Maplewood Cemetery and the Wooldridge Monuments both are on the National Register of Historic Places (gates open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily).