Fletcher in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Zebulon Baird Vance
Zebulon Baird Yance
Friend, Patriot, Philanthropist, Scholar, Orator, Statesman
Loyal friend to the Jewish people whom he honored in his classic lecture
Born near Asheville N.C. May 18, 1836
Elected Governor of North Carolina
1862 - 1864 - 1876
Senator from North Carolina
Died in Washington D.C. April 15, 1894
Erected 1928 by Asheville Lodge 714, Independent Order of B'Nai B'Rith, District No. 5.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 35° 26.551′ N, 82° 30.21′ 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. Albert Pike (here, next to this marker); George Westfeldt (here, next Herman Frank Arnold (a few steps from this marker); Dan Emmett (a few steps from this marker); Joel Chandler Harris (a few steps from this marker); John Fox, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Sidney Lanier (a few steps from this marker); Robert Loveman (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fletcher.
Regarding Zebulon Baird Vance. 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.")
Also see . . . North Carolina Office of Governor - Governors of North Carolina - Zebulon Baird Vance. (Submitted on June 5, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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 863 times since then and 59 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. 4. submitted on April 18, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.