Near Smithville in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 2013 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number D-14.)
Location. 34° 4.157′ N, 77° 57.385′ W. Marker is near Smithville, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on River Road SE south of Route 17, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnabow NC 28479, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brunswick (a few steps from this marker); Spanish Attack (a few steps from this marker); Fort Anderson (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orton Plantation (approx. half a mile away); St. Philips Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Russellborough (approx. 1.7 miles away); Russelborough (approx. 1.7 miles away); Brunswick Town State Historic Site (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Smithville.
More about this marker. A marker with the same title and number, originally erected in 1939, was located 12 miles further north on this same road, near Belville. Photograph 3 shows it at the old location.
Also see . . . Arthur Dobbs (1689–1765). “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 Era • Notable Persons •
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