Fletcher in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Frances Fisher Tiernan
Frances Fisher Tiernan
Born in Salisbury N.C. July 2, 1846
Died in Salisbury N.C. March 24, 1920
In 1876 she published her novel, "The Land of The Sky." For sometime she lived in Western North Carolina and she gave to this section of the state of North Carolina the name "The Land of the Sky"
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Women. A significant historical month for this entry is March 2006.
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 Henderson Road (U.S. 25), on the right when traveling west. 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. Stephen Collins Foster (here, next to this marker); Matthew Fontaine Maury (here, next to this marker); Sidney Lanier (here, next to this marker); William Sydney Porter (here, next to this marker); Orren Randolph Smith (a Robert Loveman (a few steps from this marker); Francis Scott Key (a few steps from this marker); James Whitcomb Riley (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fletcher.
Regarding Frances Fisher Tiernan. 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.")
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 766 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on February 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.