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

Stephen Collins Foster

 
 
Stephen Collins Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
1. Stephen Collins Foster Marker
Inscription.
In Loving Memory
Stephen Collins Foster
Composer of
"Suwanee River," "Old Kentucky Home," "Massa's in The Cold Ground," "O Susanna," "Old Black Joe," "Nelly Bly," "Old Dog Tray," and other well known songs

Born near Pittsburgh, PA., July 4, 1826
Died in New York City, January 13, 1864

 
Erected 1927 by Central Labor Union.
 
Location. 35° 26.552′ N, 82° 30.221′ W. Marker is in Fletcher, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker is on Old Airport Road (State Highway 1547) east of Hendersonville 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); Matthew Fontaine Maury (here, next to this marker); William Sydney Porter (here, next to this marker); Sidney Lanier (here, next to this marker); Orren Randolph Smith (here, next to this marker); Robert Loveman (here, next to this marker); James Whitcomb Riley (a few steps from this marker); Francis Scott Key (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fletcher.
 
Regarding Stephen Collins Foster.
Stephen Collins Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
2. Stephen Collins Foster Marker
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. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
Stephen Collins Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
3. Stephen Collins Foster Marker
Stephen Collins Foster image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Wikipedia
4. Stephen Collins Foster
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 10 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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