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Fletcher in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Stephen Collins Foster

 
 
Stephen Collins Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
1. Stephen Collins Foster Marker
Inscription.  
In Loving Memory
Stephen Collins Foster
Composer of
"Suwanee River," "Old Kentucky Home," "Massa's in The Cold Ground," "O Susanna," "Old Black Joe," "Nelly Bly," "Old Dog Tray," and other well known songs

Born near Pittsburgh, PA., July 4, 1826
Died in New York City, January 13, 1864

 
Erected 1927 by Central Labor Union.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is January 13, 1864.
 
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 Hendersonville 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. Frances Fisher Tiernan (here, next to this marker); Matthew Fontaine Maury (here, next to this marker); William Sydney Porter (here, next to this marker); Sidney Lanier (here, next to this marker); Orren Randolph Smith
Stephen Collins Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
2. Stephen Collins Foster Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Robert Loveman (here, next to this marker); James Whitcomb Riley (a few steps from this marker); Francis Scott Key (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fletcher.
 
Regarding Stephen Collins Foster. 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.")
 
Stephen Collins Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
3. Stephen Collins Foster Marker
Stephen Collins Foster image. Click for full size.
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4. Stephen Collins Foster
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on February 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   4. submitted on April 20, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022