Salisbury, North Carolina: The Foot of James A. Reid

A grave that practically begs for you to include your foot in your photo.

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.
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Foot grave.

Grave of the Foot of James A. Reid

The grave is in the back left corner. Cool cemetery to visit.

[L D, 10/16/2016]

Grave of the foot of James A. Reid.

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]
The Grave of the Foot of James A. Reid

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]

Foot of James A Reid grave.

Grave of The Foot of James A Reid

Weird but fun.

[The Irish Cowgirl, 01/14/2009]

Foot grave

Grave of the Foot of James A. Reid

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.

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