Robert Henry, Forgotten Pioneer

and the Sulphur Springs Hotel

(Malvern Hills, West Asheville)

Bring a brown bag lunch and go back in time with local historian Richard Russell.


Wednesday, February 24, 12 noon–1 pm

Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium (lower level)

67 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC

The event is free and open to the public.



Join Asheville historian and award winning author Richard Russell for the unusual, contradictory and fascinating life story of Robert Henry, a pioneer who fought with the Overmountain Men at Kings Mountain, battled British troops along the Catawba River, and went on to build the Sulphur Springs resort in what is now Malvern Hills in West Asheville.


“Robert Henry was a man of legend, mystery and myth. His life was one of great achievement and one of tragic personal failure, yet his part in history remains unknown to most. A letter referring to Robert in an 1859 issue of Harper’s Weekly stated, ‘Let honor be given to whom honor is due.'” -Richard Russell





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