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Fayetteville in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Charles W. Chesnutt

1858 - 1932

 
 
Chas. W. Chesnutt Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2009
1. Chas. W. Chesnutt Marker
Inscription. Negro novelist and short story writer, teacher and lawyer. Taught in a school which stood here.
 
Erected 1951 by North Carolina Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number I-32.)
 
Location. 35° 2.836′ N, 78° 52.819′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Gillespie Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the African American Cultural Center / Howard Improvement Association. Marker is at or near this postal address: 328 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville NC 28301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bank of the United States (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sandford House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette (approx. 0.3 miles away); Babe Ruth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charter of the University of N. C. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Liberty Point (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Charles Chesnutt Digital Archive. (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Charles W. Chesnutt Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2009
2. Charles W. Chesnutt Marker
The African American Cultural Center in background. Looking NW.

2. The Goophered Grapevine. From the University of North Carolina webstite: "In August of 1887 "The Goophered Grapevine," a short story by Charles Waddell Chesnutt appeared in the Atlantic Monthly. It was the first story by an African American ever printed in that respected magazine..." (Submitted on August 31, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 907 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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