Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Edgar Allan Poe
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-29.)
Location. 38° 2.133′ N, 78° 30.312′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is on McCormick Road south of University Avenue (Business U.S. 250), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22904, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Monroe’s First Farm ( within shouting distance of this Henry Martin ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Jefferson Monument ( about 600 feet away); William Holding Echols ( about 600 feet away); University of Virginia ( about 600 feet away); Kappa Sigma Fraternity ( about 600 feet away); History Underfoot ( approx. ¼ mile away); Shadow Catcher ( approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
Also see . . .
1. Poe’s Life. Brief sketch by James Southall Wilson on the Poe Museum website. “After attending schools in England and Richmond, young Poe registered at the University of Virginia on February 14, 1826, the second session of the University. He lived in Room 13, West Range. He became an active member of the Jefferson Literary Society, and passed his courses with good grades at the end of the session in December. Mr. Allan failed to give him enough money for necessary expenses, and Poe made debts of which his so-called father did not approve. When Mr. Allan refused to let him return to the University, (Submitted on July 3, 2008.)
2. The Raven. (opening stanza)
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door —
Only this, and nothing more.”
(Submitted on July 4, 2008.)
3. Annabel Lee. (opening stanza)
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.
(Submitted on July 4, 2008.)
4. The Tell-Tale Heart. (first paragraph)
True! —nervous —very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses—not destroyed—not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily—how calmly I can tell you the whole (Submitted on July 4, 2008.)
5. Southern Literary Messenger. The Southern Literary Messenger began publication in 1834, and ceased publication in 1864. This University of Michigan Archive has page images of all issues. (Submitted on July 4, 2008.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons •
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