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O. Henry

 
 
O. Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
1. O. Henry Marker
Inscription.  William Sydney Porter, whose pen name was O. Henry, rented an office nearby in 1909-1910. Popular for his short stories, especially "The Gift of the Magi," he was inspired to write "Let Me Feel Your Pulse" by a visit to an Asheville physician. Porter is buried in Asheville's Riverside Cemetery.

Placed by Pam and Jim Turner in honor of the creative people of Western North Carolina
 
Erected by Asheville Urban Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 35° 35.68′ N, 82° 33.197′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Patton Avenue (Alternate U.S. 74) and Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Immortal Image (a few steps from this marker); Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Stepping Out (within shouting distance of this marker); George Masa
O. Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
2. O. Henry Marker
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jimmie Rodgers (about 500 feet away); Flat Iron Architecture (about 500 feet away); Crossroads (about 500 feet away); The Early Years In Asheville's Historic Central Square (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Asheville Urban Trail info. (Submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
O. Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
3. O. Henry Marker
O. Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
4. O. Henry Marker
O. Henry's grave at Riverside Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, August 3, 2015
5. O. Henry's grave at Riverside Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 2, 2022