Fletcher in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Francis Scott Key
Francis Scott Key
Born at "Terra Rubra", Near Frederick, Maryland August 1, 1779
Died in Baltimore, Maryland January 11, 1843
He wrote "The Star Spangled Banner" while being detained by the British admiral under a flag of truce during the bombardment of Fort McHenry Baltimore, Maryland, by the British fleet on September 13 and the early morning of September 14, 1814.
"Tis the Star-Spangled Banner, o long may it wave over the land of the free & the home of the brave."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is January 11, 2006.
Location. 35° 26.547′ N, 82° 30.222′ 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 (here, next to this marker); Sidney Lanier (here, next to this marker); William Sydney Porter Matthew Fontaine Maury (a few steps from this marker); John Fox, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Frances Fisher Tiernan (a few steps from this marker); Stephen Collins Foster (a few steps from this marker); Joel Chandler Harris (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fletcher.
Regarding Francis Scott Key. 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 802 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on February 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 3. submitted on April 18, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.