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Fletcher in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Orren Randolph Smith

 
 
Orren Randolph Smith Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
1. Orren Randolph Smith Marker
Inscription.
In Loving Memory
Orren Randolph Smith
who on February 12, 1861, designed,
"The Stars and Bars"
the first official flag of the Confederacy adopted by the Confederate States Congress, Montgomery, Alabama, March 4, 1861

Warren County, North Carolina
December 18, 1827
Henderson North Carolina,
March 3, 1913

He spent much of his life in Henderson, North Carolina, where his body is interred

To confederate comrades
"Peace to their ashes, Honor to their memory, Glory to their cause."
- Orren Randolph Smith

 
Erected 1936 by North Carolina Division United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 35° 26.556′ N, 82° 30.219′ W. Marker is in Fletcher, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker is on Old Airport Road (North Carolina Route 1547) east of Henderson Road (U.S. 25), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fletcher NC 28732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Loveman (here, next to this marker); Stephen Collins Foster
Orren Randolph Smith Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
2. Orren Randolph Smith Marker
(here, next to this marker); Frances Fisher Tiernan (a few steps from this marker); Matthew Fontaine Maury (a few steps from this marker); George Westfeldt (a few steps from this marker); Sidney Lanier (a few steps from this marker); William Sydney Porter (a few steps from this marker); Albert Pike (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fletcher.
 
Regarding Orren Randolph Smith. The Rev. Clarence Stuart McClellan, of the nearby Calvary Episcopal Church was behind the creation of this set of markers as an "Open Air Westminster Abbey of the South", described in a local newspaper account from another marker dedication ("Forest City Courier (Forest City, NC), September 17, 1931. Memorial To President Davis Dedicated.")
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Orren Randolph Smith Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
3. Orren Randolph Smith Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,200 times since then and 92 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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