Details for Katherine Anne Porter (Atlas Number 5049002905)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5049002905


Marker Number 2905
Atlas Number 5049002905
Marker Title Katherine Anne Porter
Index Entry Porter, Katherine Anne
City Brownwood
County Brown
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 497134
UTM Northing 3498771
Subject Codes women, women's history topics; writers and poets
Marker Year 1990
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location from Brownwood take US 377 south about 6 miles to marker, on west side of highway
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text (May 15, 1890-September 18, 1980) Born Callie Russell Porter in Indian Creek, Katherine Anne Porter moved to Hays County with her family following her mother's death in 1892. She left Texas in 1915 and worked as an actress, teacher, reporter, and publicist in such places as Chicago, Denver, Mexico, and New York. Her first book of short stories was published in 1930. Her acclaimed 1962 novel "Ship of Fools", was followed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter" in 1965. Upon her death in 1980, her ashes were buried next to her mother's grave in Indian Creek Cemetery. (1990)