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Near Belville in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Arthur Dobbs

 
 
Arthur Dobbs Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
1. Arthur Dobbs Marker
Inscription. Royal Governor 1754–65, author, member Irish Parliament, promoter of search for Northwest Passage, is buried at Saint Philips Church.
 
Erected 1939 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number D-14.)
 
Location. 34° 13.704′ N, 77° 59.328′ W. Marker is near Belville, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on River Road SE south of U.S. 17, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leland NC 28451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Anderson (a few steps from this marker); Orton (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred Moore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stamp Act (about 400 feet away); Robert Howe (about 500 feet away); USS North Carolina (approx. 2 miles away); U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Belville.
 
More about this marker. The remains of Saint Phillips Church are about 14.7 miles south at Brunkswick Town.
 
Also see . . .  Arthur Dobbs (1689–1765)
Arthur Dobbs Marker, Sixth of Seven in a Row image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
2. Arthur Dobbs Marker, Sixth of Seven in a Row
. “By encouraging the development of the silk industry, postal service, printing, and trade, Dobbs encouraged the economic growth of North Carolina. He also wanted to establish the Church of England in North Carolina and improve the province’s educational system. Dobbs assumed office as North Carolina evolved into a colonial power, and throughout his administration, Dobbs fostered economic and demographic growth.” (Submitted on March 21, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,349 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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