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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
Albert Pike Marker
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Albert Pike
In Memory of Albert Pike Arkansas Poet of the Confederacy Philosopher, Jurist, Philologist Ethnologist, Statesman Man of Letters Born in Boston Mass, 1809 Died in Washington D.C. 1891 The greater part of his life was passed . . . — Map (db m80982) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — P 1 — Calvary Church Episcopal
Built 1859. Grave of "Bill" Nye. Memorials to many famous Southerners. — Map (db m12885) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Calvary Episopal Church — Flether, N.C.
One of the oldest Churches in Western North Carolina Organized 1857 - Built 1859 Consecrated by the Rt. Rev. Thos. Atkinson Bishop of North Carolina August 21, 1859 During the Civil War this church was used as barracks by Confederate . . . — Map (db m12883) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Dan Emmett
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North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — P 6 — Edgar W. ("Bill") Nye
Journalist, Humorist, 1850-96. "Buck Shoals", his home, stands 3 1/2 miles west. Grave one mile north. — Map (db m12717) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Edgar Wilson Nye — Bill Nye
1850 - 1896 American Humorist I will turn their mourning into Joy and will Comfort them and make the rejoice from their sorrow.     Jeremiah 34:13Map (db m17797) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Edgar Wilson Nye
In Loving Memory Edgar Wilson Nye "Bill Nye" American Humorist and Friend Born in Shirley, Maine August 25, 1850 Died At "Buck Shoals" near this spot February 22, 1898 Admitted to the Bar 1876 He belonged to the Masonic Fraternity . . . — Map (db m17798) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Frances Fisher Tiernan — "Christian Reid"
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 . . . — Map (db m81016) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Francis Scott Key
In Memory of Francis Scott Key Born at "Terra Rubra", Near Frederick, Maryland August 1, 1779 Died in Baltimore, Maryland January 11, 1843 He wrote "The Star Spangled Banner" while being detained by the British admiral under a . . . — Map (db m81017) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — George Westfeldt
In Loving Memory George Westfeldt A member of Calvary Episcopal Church Fletcher, N.C. to whom Sidney Lanier a visitor here beloved poet of the South dedicated his last poem, "Sunrise," "Send him my sunrise, That he may know How . . . — Map (db m81018) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Herman Frank Arnold — Musician
Eilenburg Prussia Germany October 6, 1837 Memphis, Tennessee April 10, 1927 He orchestrated "Dixie" and played it for the first time at the inauguration of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, Montgomery, Alabama February 18, . . . — Map (db m81019) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — James Whitcomb Riley — "The Hoosier Poet"
In Loving Memory James Whitcomb Riley "The Hoosier Poet" Born in Greenfield Indiana October 7, 1853 Died in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 22, 1916 A friend of "Bill Nye" A visitor at "Buck Shoals" on the French Broad River near this . . . — Map (db m81020) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Jefferson Davis — President of the Confederate States of America
Soldier, Planter, Author, Statesman Born June 3, 1808 Fairview Kentucky Died December 6, 1889 New Orleans, Louisiana "He was a Statesman with clean hands and pure heart who served his people faithfully and well from budding manhood to . . . — Map (db m17800) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Joel Chandler Harris
Eatonton, Georgia December 9, 1848 Atlanta Georgia July 3, 1908 Creator of "Uncle Remus" — Map (db m81021) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — John Fox, Jr. — 1863-1919
Author of "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" "The Trail of The Lonesome Pine" and other stories of Virginia and Kentucky He was the interpreter of "The Heart of The Hills" and endeared to thousands of readers by the charm and truth of his . . . — Map (db m81022) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Matthew Fontaine Maury
Born Spotsylvania County, VA. January 24, 1806 Died Lexington, VA February 1, 1873 "Pathfinder of the Seas" — Map (db m81023) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Orren Randolph Smith
In Loving Memory Orren Randolph Smith who on February 12, 1861, designed, "The Stars and Bars" the first official flag of the Confederacy adopted by the Confederate States Congress, Montgomery, Alabama, March 4, 1861 Warren . . . — Map (db m81024) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Robert E. Lee — Dixie Highway
In loving memory of Robert E. Lee and to mark the route of the Dixie Highway “The shaft memorial and highway straight attest his worth — he cometh to his own.”                               — . . . — Map (db m13108) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Robert Loveman — Poet
In Loving Memory Robert Loveman Poet Cleveland, Ohio April 11,1864 Hot Springs, Arkansas July 9,1923 He spent most of his life in Dalton, Georgia where he did the greater part of his writing including the famous "Rain Song" . . . — Map (db m81025) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Sidney Lanier
In memory of Sidney Lanier 1842-1881 Poet and Musician Who spent his last days among these hills "Thyself Thy Monument" — Map (db m81026) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Stephen Collins Foster
In Loving Memory Stephen Collins Foster Composer of "Suwanee River," "Old Kentucky Home," "Massa's in The Cold Ground," "O Susanna," "Old Black Joe," "Nelly Bly," "Old Dog Tray," and other well known songs Born near Pittsburgh, PA., . . . — Map (db m81027) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — William Sydney Porter — "O. Henry" — American Short Story Writer
In loving memory William Sydney Porter "O.Henry" American Short Story Writer Born in Greensboro N.C. September 11, 1862 Died in New York City June 5, 1910 A visitor in Western No. Carolina His body is interred in Riverside . . . — Map (db m81028) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Zebulon Baird Vance
In Loving Memory Zebulon Baird Yance Friend, Patriot, Philanthropist, Scholar, Orator, Statesman Loyal friend to the Jewish people whom he honored in his classic lecture "The scattered nation" Born near Asheville N.C. May 18, 1836 . . . — Map (db m81029) HM
Ohio (Miami County), Fletcher — The Dilbone Massacre
In memory of Henry and Barbara Dilbone who were killed by the Indians on their farm to the north August 18th, 1813 Buried at this place — Map (db m29840) HM

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