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Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon 1646-1686

(First Permanent Settler of South Carolina)

 
 
Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon 1646-1686 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon 1646-1686 Marker
Inscription. Arrived Port Royal (Beaufort) 1666 with Robert Sanford's Expedition exploring the area. He remained with Indians and learned their language. Captured by Spanish, he escaped; later returned guiding the Port Royal Colony. On his advice the colony moved to Albemarle Point (Charles Towne) 1670, where his friendly Indian trade contributed to its permanency. He has illustrious descendants.
Erected by the South Society Colonial Dames of the XVII Century
Bi-Centennial Project - January 7, 1973
 
Location. 32° 25.965′ N, 80° 40.226′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker can be reached from Craven Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located between Carteret Street (US 21) and Scott Street at the Beaufort Arsenal. Marker is in this post office area: Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beaufort Arsenal (here, next to this marker); Beaufort Female Benevolent Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Smalls (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tabernacle Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Verdier House
Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 27, 2010
2. Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon Marker
(about 800 feet away); First Fort (about 800 feet away); Brigadier General Stephen Elliott CSA (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard V. Woods Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beaufort.
 
Also see . . .  Dr. Henry Woodward - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 26, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
1.
Dr. Henry Woodward was many things, chef among them a notorious slave trader. The use of one phase, "friend to the Indian", first written by an English Lord, is often used as a simple sentiment to describe him but creates a false narrative. Dr. Henry Woodward's full history and the history of the Indian slave trade can be easily accessible. It' is hoped that this monument can be amended or that a drawing and more lengthy description of Indian life and slavery will be included at the site.
    — Submitted March 25, 2015, by Sojourner of Sea Island, Georgia.

 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon Marker, in the courtyard of the Beaufort Arsenal image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 27, 2010
3. Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon Marker, in the courtyard of the Beaufort Arsenal
Dr. Henry Woodward, Marker, located at the Beaufort Arsenal image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 27, 2010
4. Dr. Henry Woodward, Marker, located at the Beaufort Arsenal
The Beaufort Arsenal image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 27, 2010
5. The Beaufort Arsenal
Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon Marker, relocated in 2012 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1, 2012
6. Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon Marker, relocated in 2012
Beaufort Arsenal Courtyard image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1977/79
7. Beaufort Arsenal Courtyard
Historic American Engineering Record, HABS SC,7-BEAUF,13-5
 
 
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