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O. Henry

 
 
O. Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
1. O. Henry Marker
Inscription. William Sydney Porter, whose pen name was O. Henry, rented an office nearby in 1909-1910. Popular for his short stories, especially "The Gift of the Magi," he was inspired to write "Let Me Feel Your Pulse" by a visit to an Asheville physician. Porter is buried in Asheville's Riverside Cemetery.

Placed by Pam and Jim Turner in honor of the creative people of Western North Carolina
 
Erected by Asheville Urban Trail.
 
Location. 35° 35.68′ N, 82° 33.197′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Patton Avenue (Alternate U.S. 74) and Church Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Immortal Image (a few steps from this marker); Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Stepping Out (within shouting distance of this marker); Jimmie Rodgers (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert E. Lee (about 500 feet away); Crossroads
O. Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
2. O. Henry Marker
(about 500 feet away); The Early Years In Asheville's Historic Central Square (about 500 feet away); Zebulon Baird Vance (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Asheville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Asheville Urban Trail info. (Submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
O. Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
3. O. Henry Marker
O. Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
4. O. Henry Marker
O. Henry's grave at Riverside Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 3, 2015
5. O. Henry's grave at Riverside Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on January 5, 2017.
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