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Near Purlear in Wilkes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tom Dula

 
 
Tom Dula Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2019
1. Tom Dula Marker
Inscription.  In 1868 in neighboring Wilkes County, N.C., the newspaper printed the following: “Thomas C. Dula suffered the extreme penalty of the law by hanging… convicted of murder…” During his last days in jail tradition says he composed his tragic and still popular song in which he confessed stabbing his sweetheart. But the song did not reveal the other woman who may have done the deed. “Poor boy, you’re bound to die…”
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 36° 16.554′ N, 81° 22.731′ W. Marker is near Purlear, North Carolina, in Wilkes County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 264.4). Marker is located at the south end of the Lump Overlook pull-out. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Purlear NC 28665, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Jefferson (approx. 2.3 miles away); E. B. Jeffress Park (approx. 4.9 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 7˝ miles away); Ore Knob Mine
Tom Dula Marker (<i>wide view • looking south from the Lump Overlook pull-out</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2019
2. Tom Dula Marker (wide view • looking south from the Lump Overlook pull-out)
(approx. 8.6 miles away); Asa Gray (approx. 11.2 miles away); Robert L. Doughton (approx. 11.4 miles away); Fort Hamby (approx. 11.7 miles away); Boone Homesteads (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Thomas C. Dula
 
Also see . . .  The Story of Tom Dooley. This is the story of a young confederate soldier, Tom Dooley, who returned to his home in Happy Valley on the Yadkin River in Wilkes County, North Carolina after the Civil War. Before the war, Tom, a happy-go-lucky young man, was very popular with the young ladies. Two of these young ladies were Laura Foster and her cousin Ann Foster. On Tom Dooley's return Laura thought, with Ann married she would have a clear field with Tom. But Ann's love for Tom quickly returned when she saw the dashing young soldier and would have none of cousin Laura getting ahead of her... (Submitted on May 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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