Near Purlear in Wilkes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Law Enforcement.
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 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Jefferson (approx. 2.3 miles away); E. B. Jeffress Park (approx. Stoneman's Raid (approx. 7½ miles away); Ore Knob Mine (approx. 8.6 miles away); Tobaccoville Barn (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).
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 153 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.