Fletcher in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
President of the Confederate States of America
Born June 3, 1808
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1850.
Location. 35° 26.548′ N, 82° 30.231′ W. Marker is in Fletcher, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker is on Old Airport Road (State Highway 1547) east of Henderson Road (U.S. 25), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fletcher NC 28732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 TiernanStephen Collins Foster (a 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fletcher.
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
— Submitted January 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 4. submitted on April 18, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.