Hendersonville in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1987 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number P 65.)
Location. 35° 19.201′ N, 82° 28.49′ W. Marker is in Hendersonville, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker is on 6th Ave. (U.S. 64) near Prince Dr.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hendersonville NC 28739, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Judson College (approx. half a mile away); Hendersonville High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Inn on Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Syndicate Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clarke Hardware Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Commercial Bank Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kirk Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Bank and Trust Co. (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hendersonville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Wolfe markers.
Also see . . . Thomas Wolfe's Angel. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
In August 1929 Scribner’s published “An Angel on the Porch,” the “first work of a new writer about whom much will be heard this fall.” The story and the novel published that fall, Look Homeward Angel, took their titles from a statue:
In 1906 W. O. Wolfe went to the home of a Hendersonville woman, taking with him photographs of several of his stones including the remaining angel. He persuaded her to buy it at a cost of over $1,000.
Today it stands over the grave of her mother, Margaret Bates Johnson, in Hendersonville’s Oakdale Cemetery. In the 1970s an ardent Wolfe admirer visiting the site knocked it over, breaking a hand and one of the wings. Since then it has been repaired and today it is enclosed by a low stone wall and high wrought-iron fence. (N.C. Dept. of Cultural Resources)
— Submitted May 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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