O. Henry

O. Henry (HMH1C)

Location: Austin, TX 78701 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 15.958', W 97° 44.339'

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(William Sydney Porter, Sept. 11, 1862 - June 5, 1910)

Born in Greensboro, N.C., moved to Texas in 1882, and lived on a ranch near Cortulla. Came to Austin in 1884, and in addition to writing, worked as a pharmacist, musician, draftsman, and bank teller. His first nationally published short story appeared in 1897.

Porter began writing under the name O. Henry during three years spent in prison. The 381 stories published in New York, 1902-10, won him international fame. O. Henry's collected works have been translated into 10 languages.

This mid-1890s home of Porter, his wife Athol, and their daughter, opened as a museum in 1934.
HM NumberHMH1C
Marker Number14859
Year Placed1974
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 621301 N 3348930
Decimal Degrees30.26596667, -97.73898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 15.958', W 97° 44.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 15' 57.48" N, 97° 44' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 418 E 5th St, Austin TX 78701, US
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