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

William Sydney Porter

"O. Henry"

 

— American Short Story Writer —

 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
1. William Sydney Porter Marker
Inscription.  
In loving memory
William Sydney Porter
"O.Henry"

American Short Story Writer

Born in Greensboro N.C. September 11, 1862
Died in New York City June 5, 1910

A visitor in Western No. Carolina
His body is interred in Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, N.C.

"He saw no longer the rabble, but his brothers seeking the ideal"
 
Erected 1927 by Julian A Woodcock, Asheville, N.C.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1864.
 
Location. 35° 26.551′ N, 82° 30.224′ 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. Frances Fisher Tiernan (here, next to this marker); Stephen Collins Foster (here, next to this marker); James Whitcomb Riley (here, next to this marker); Matthew Fontaine Maury (here,
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
2. William Sydney Porter Marker
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next to this marker); Sidney Lanier (here, next to this marker); Francis Scott Key (here, next to this marker); Jefferson Davis (a few steps from this marker); Orren Randolph Smith (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fletcher.
 
Regarding William Sydney Porter. 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.")
 
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3. William Sydney Porter
 
 
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 1,007 times since then and 40 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.

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