Near Yadkin Valley in Caldwell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Died May 28, 1866
— May She Rest In Peace —
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.
Woodmen of the World Lodge 95
Lenoir, North Carolina
Erected 1991 by Woodmen of the World Lodge 95 (Lenoir, NC).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is May 28, 1866.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lenoir NC 28645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 Thomas C. Dula (approx. 5.2 miles away); Collett Leventhorpe (approx. 5.2 miles away); Boone Homesteads (approx. 6.8 miles away); Patterson Mill (approx. 7.3 miles away); Fort Defiance (approx. 7.4 miles away); Caldwell County Courthouse (approx. 10.6 miles away); Hog Waller Market in Downtown Lenoir (approx. 10.7 miles away); Belk's Department Store (approx. 10.7 miles away).
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Also see . . .
1. photo of gravesite. (Submitted on July 7, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. Find-a-Grave site. Includes close-up photos of grave (Submitted on October 21, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,448 times since then and 196 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.