Fletcher in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Orren Randolph Smith
Orren Randolph Smith
who on February 12, 1861, designed,
"The Stars and Bars"
the first official flag of the Confederacy adopted by the Confederate States Congress, Montgomery, Alabama, March 4, 1861
Warren County, North Carolina
December 18, 1827
Henderson North Carolina,
March 3, 1913
He spent much of his life in Henderson, North Carolina, where his body is interred
To confederate comrades
"Peace to their ashes, Honor to their memory, Glory to their cause."
Erected 1936 by 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 February 1806.
Location. 35° 26.556′ N, 82° 30.219′ W. Marker is in Fletcher, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker is on Old Airport Road (State Highway 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. Robert Loveman (here, next to this marker); Stephen Collins Foster (here, next to this marker); Frances Fisher Tiernan (a few steps from this marker); Matthew Fontaine Maury (a few steps from this marker); George Westfeldt (a few steps from this marker); Sidney Lanier (a few steps from this marker); William Sydney Porter (a few steps from this marker); Albert Pike (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fletcher.
Regarding Orren Randolph Smith. 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 1,395 times since then and 17 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.