Salisbury, North Carolina: Grave of the Foot of James A. ReidA grave that practically begs for you to include your foot in your snapshot.
Old Lutheran Cemetery
- East Cemetery St., Salisbury, NC
- Old Lutheran Cemetery is at the corner of Cemetery and North Lee Street. Grave is located in the SE corner along the wall next to a tree. The rest of James Reid is buried at Trading Ford Baptist Church at 3600 Long Ferry Road.
Visitor Tips and News About Grave of the Foot of James A. Reid
The gravestone of the foot is on the back wall on Cemetery Street.[Emily Leitzinger, 05/16/2012]
We loved this attraction. To find, it walk around the perimeter of the brick fence. Located in an old Lutheran cemetery, with lots of cool gravestones from the 1800s.[Williams Family, 01/01/2011]
Weird but fun.[The Irish Cowgirl, 01/14/2009]
In 1893, James Reid had a late night encounter with a freight train that left him with a severed foot. Reid survived his injury, and not wanting to just dispose of his foot, he gave it a proper burial in the Lutheran Cemetery, complete with a ceremony and a headstone. The inscription reads "Foot of James A. Reid - Severed by a Freight Train on Nov. 25, 1893." Reid lived for another seven years, dying at the age of 95.[Dean Jeffrey, 04/13/2003]
Jan. 2009: Photo added.