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Randleman in Randolph County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Naomi Wise

 

— Legends & Lore —

 
Naomi Wise Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. Naomi Wise Marker
Inscription.  Drowned in Deep River by her lover in 1807. Became subject of well-known North Carolina ballad bearing her name.
 
Erected 2019 by North Carolina Folklife Institute; William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 48.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation Legends & Lore Series series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
 
Location. 35° 48.995′ N, 79° 48.251′ W. Marker is in Randleman, North Carolina, in Randolph County. Marker is on West Naomi Street (County Road 1950) just west of South Main Street (Business U.S. 220), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 144S S Main St, Randleman NC 27317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Randleman Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trading Path (approx. 1.4 miles away); NC Manumission Society (approx.
Naomi Wise Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
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7.2 miles away); Centre Friends Meeting (approx. 7.2 miles away); Edward R. Murrow (approx. 7.3 miles away); Jonathan Worth (approx. 7.6 miles away); Andrew Hunter Bridge (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Randleman.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Dec. 8, 2022