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Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Richmond Pearson

1852 - 1923

 
 
Richmond Pearson Marker image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, November 23, 2013
1. Richmond Pearson Marker
Inscription. Congressman, 1895-1901; U.S. Minister to Persia, 1902-1907, and to Greece and Montenegro, 1907-09. His home, “Richmond Hill,” was ½ mile N.W.
 
Erected 2012 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number P 36.)
 
Location. 35° 36.489′ N, 82° 34.647′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is on Riverside Drive (State Highway 251) south of Pearson Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 702 Riverside Dr., Asheville NC 28801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Asheville (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Asheville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Zelda Fitzgerald (approx. 0.7 miles away); Buncombe Turnpike (approx. 0.7 miles away); The University of North Carolina at Asheville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Riverside Cemetery (approx. one mile away); 1st U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Locke Craig (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Regarding Richmond Pearson. Richmond Pearson was born at "Richmond
Street sign at cross roads near marker. Marker is on Riverside Dr. image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, November 23, 2013
2. Street sign at cross roads near marker. Marker is on Riverside Dr.
Hill," in Yadkin County, NC. He is the 4th of 5 children of Richmond and Margaret Pearson from Yadkin County, NC. His father was Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. US gov Biographical information about Richmond Pearson. (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland.)
2. NC state Office of Archives and History for marker P-36. (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2014, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2014, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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