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Near Yadkin Valley in Caldwell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Laura Foster

Died May 28, 1866

 

—May She Rest In Peace —

 
Laura Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 6, 2012
1. Laura Foster Marker
Inscription.
On the 28th of May 1866, Laura Foster, a beautiful but frail girl, was decoyed from her fathers house at German Hill in Caldwell County to a place in Wilkes County and was murdered. Tom Dula (Tom Dooley) was later hanged for her murder. She was buried on the banks of the Yadkin River on the farm of John Walter Winkler.

Laura's Grave is across the road, surrounded by the whitewashed locust fence. The land for this park is provided by John Christian Bernhardt.


This historical marker is provided by
Woodmen of the World Lodge 95
Lenoir, North Carolina
1991

 
Erected 1991 by Woodmen of the World Lodge 95 (Lenoir, NC).
 
Location. 36° 2.97′ N, 81° 26.85′ W. Marker is near Yadkin Valley, North Carolina, in Caldwell County. Marker is on State Highway 268, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lenoir NC 28645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas C. Dula (approx. 5.2 miles away); Collett Leventhorpe (approx. 5.2 miles away); Boone Homesteads (approx. 6.8 miles away); Patterson Mill
Laura Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 6, 2012
2. Laura Foster Marker
(approx. 7.3 miles away); Fort Defiance (approx. 7.4 miles away); Raiders in Lenoir (approx. 10.7 miles away); Davenport College (approx. 10.7 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Thomas Dula marker
 
Also see . . .  photo of gravesite. (Submitted on July 7, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Laura Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 6, 2012
3. Laura Foster Marker
entrance to Laura Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 6, 2012
4. entrance to Laura Foster Marker
Facing east from entrance. Gravesite visible in the distance.
Laura Foster gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 6, 2012
5. Laura Foster gravesite
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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