Mary Noailles Murfree

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Birthday
24, 1850
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Jul 31, 1922 (72)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1850
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Jul 31, 1922 (72)

About

A turn-of-the-century American fiction writer, she is considered the first significant female author of Appalachian literature. Her novels include Down the Ravine and The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains; she also wrote numerous works of short fiction.

Before Fame

She studied at the Chegary Institute, a finishing school in Philadelphia.

Trivia

She published under the pen name of Charles Egbert Craddock.

Family Life

Her father was a successful Nashville lawyer. The Tennessee town of Murfreesboro was named after her grandfather, who was a colonel in the Revolutionary War.

Associated With

She contributed to the Atlantic Monthly; Mary Jo Salter once edited this same publication.