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

Matthew Fontaine Maury

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
1. Matthew Fontaine Maury Marker
Inscription.
Born
Spotsylvania County, VA.
January 24, 1806

Died
Lexington, VA
February 1, 1873

"Pathfinder of the Seas"

 
Location. 35° 26.551′ N, 82° 30.22′ W. Marker is in Fletcher, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker is on Old Airport Road (State Highway 1547) near 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. Frances Fisher Tiernan (here, next to this marker); Sidney Lanier (here, next to this marker); Stephen Collins Foster (here, next to this marker); William Sydney Porter (here, next to this marker); Orren Randolph Smith (a few steps from this marker); Francis Scott Key (a few steps from this marker); Robert Loveman (a few steps from this marker); George Westfeldt (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fletcher.
 
Regarding Matthew Fontaine Maury. 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
Matthew Fontaine Maury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
2. Matthew Fontaine Maury Marker
Note the missing dedication plaque.
("Forest City Courier (Forest City, NC), September 17, 1931. Memorial To President Davis Dedicated.")
 
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Matthew Fontaine Maury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
3. Matthew Fontaine Maury Marker
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Courtesy of Wikipedia
4. Matthew Fontaine Maury
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 867 times since then and 109 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   4. 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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