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Fletcher in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Frances Fisher Tiernan

“Christian Reid”

 
 
Frances Fisher Tiernan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
1. Frances Fisher Tiernan Marker
Inscription.
In Loving Memory
Frances Fisher Tiernan
"Christian Reid"

Novelist
Born in Salisbury N.C. July 2, 1846
Died in Salisbury N.C. March 24, 1920

In 1876 she published her novel, "The Land of The Sky." For sometime she lived in Western North Carolina and she gave to this section of the state of North Carolina the name "The Land of the Sky"
 
Location. 35° 26.552′ N, 82° 30.221′ 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 right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fletcher NC 28732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen Collins Foster (here, next to this marker); Matthew Fontaine Maury (here, next to this marker); Sidney Lanier (here, next to this marker); William Sydney Porter (here, next to this marker); Orren Randolph Smith (a few steps from this marker); Robert Loveman (a few steps from this marker); Francis Scott Key (a few steps from this marker); James Whitcomb Riley (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fletcher.
 
Regarding Frances Fisher Tiernan.
Frances Fisher Tiernan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
2. Frances Fisher Tiernan Marker
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.")
 
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Frances Fisher Tiernan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
3. Frances Fisher Tiernan Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 15 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. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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