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

Jefferson Davis

President of the Confederate States of America

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
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Inscription.
Soldier, Planter,
Author, Statesman

Born June 3, 1808
Fairview Kentucky
Died December 6, 1889
New Orleans, Louisiana

"He was a Statesman with clean hands and pure heart who served his people faithfully and well from budding manhood to hoary age"
 
Erected 1931 by the 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° 26.548′ N, 82° 30.231′ 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. James Whitcomb Riley (a few steps from this marker); William Sydney Porter (a few steps from this marker); Francis Scott Key (a few steps from this marker); Frances Fisher Tiernan (a few steps from this marker); Stephen Collins Foster (a
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few steps from this marker); Matthew Fontaine Maury (a few steps from this marker); Sidney Lanier (a few steps from this marker); John Fox, Jr. (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fletcher.
 
Additional comments.
1. The "Open Air Westminster Abbey of the South"
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 the following newspaper account for the marker dedication:

From the Forest City Courier (Forest City, NC), September 17, 1931. Memorial To President Davis Dedicated. Fletcher, North Carolina Sept. 14.—A memorial to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, was unveiled in the Fletcher Episcopal Church yard, "The Westminster Abbey of the South," at Fletcher, Sunday afternoon. This was the eighteenth memorial to be dedicated and erected in the open air abbey. An elaborate program preceded the unveiling exercises. The service began at 2:30 within the church with the rendition of violin and piano selections of old Southern
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melodies. The Rev. Clarence Stuart McClellan, rector of the Calvary Episcopal Church, and originator and founder of the open air abbey, brought a word of greeting, and explained the abbey plans. The principal address of the afternoon was made by the Rev. Dr. William Russell Owen, lecturer, author and pastor of The First Baptist Church, of Asheville. His topic was "Jefferson Davis, the Cross Bearer of the South." Dr. Moses P. Jacobson, of the Beth Ha Tepihlla Temple, of Asheville, also spoke briefly. The unveiling and dedication of the marker took place in the church yard. Greetings were extended by Miss Marian Salley, historian general, U. D. C., and by Hon. R. G. Rigsby, Mayor of Asheville, and Hon. W. M. Sherard, mayor of Hendersonville. Miss Dorothy Long of Newton, and Miss Mary Bernard, of Chapel Hill, unveiled the memorial, while Mrs. Glenn Long, of Newton, state president, U. D. C., made the presentation address. Mr. John Prescott Fletcher accepted the memorial. A large number of distinguished visitors, representing all parts of the state, were present and participated in the ceremony. The ceremony was under the auspices of the North Carolina United Daughters of The Confederacy. Among those present from Rutherford county were Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Erwin, Rutherfordton; Mrs. W. M. Clay and Mrs. L. W. Griffin, of Spindale; Mrs. Charles Z. Flack, Mrs. G. P. Reid, and Mr. and Mrs.
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Courtesy of Wikipedia
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Clarence Griffin, of Forest City. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

 
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