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Spartanburg in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

1830-1886

 
 
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
1. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson Marker
Inscription.
One of the best loved American poets, Emily Elizabeth Dickinson wrote some of the most important poetry in the English language. Born on December 10 in Amherst, Massachusetts, she attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary for a year when she was seventeen. She returned to her hometown to live out her life within the confines of her family's home. Known in her time as "The Belle of Amherst," a woman mythologized for dressing all in white and sequestering herself in her room, Dickinson found freedom in seclusion, creating myths of her own with her startling and innovative poems. Her efforts give voice to the horrors of war to the magnitude of God. Though she published only eight of her poems anonymously during her lifetime, she left behind 1,775 poems that were published after her death.

 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 34° 57.283′ N, 81° 55.1′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker can be reached from East Main Street (U.S. 29). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg SC 29302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marian Anderson (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Converse College
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson Statue image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
2. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson Statue
(about 500 feet away); Dexter Edgar Converse (about 500 feet away); Converse Heights (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, S.C. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel Morgan Avenue (approx. half a mile away); Church of the Advent (approx. half a mile away); Barnet Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Don Reno/The Blue Ridge Quartet (approx. 0.7 miles away); Walter Hyatt / DesChamps Hood (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Emily Dickinson. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. List of Emily Dickinson Poems. There are 1,775 known poems that have been written by Dickinson. (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. The Emily Dickinson Museum
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson Statue and Marker<br>Sculptor<br>Jane deDecker<br>(1961-)<br>2005 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
3. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson Statue and Marker
Sculptor
Jane deDecker
(1961-)
2005
. The Homestead, where poet Emily Dickinson was born and lived most of her life, and The Evergreens, home of the poet’s brother and his family, share three beautiful acres of the original Dickinson property in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts. (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Mount Holyoke College. Mount Holyoke College is a liberal arts college for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts. (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
4. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson Statue and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,470 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 21, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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