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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.
Photographed 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 1973 by South Carolina Society Colonial Dames of the XVII Century.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1864.
 
Location. 32° 25.965′ N, 80° 40.221′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker can be reached from Craven Street west of Carteret Street (Business U.S. 21), on the right when traveling west. Located between Carteret Street (US-BUS 21) and Scott Street at the Beaufort
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Arsenal. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 713 Craven Street, Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beaufort Arsenal (a few steps from this marker); The Beaufort Firehouse & City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); City Meat Market & Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); A City Transformed (within shouting distance of this marker); Beth Israel Synagogue (within shouting distance of this marker); Discovering the Reconstruction Era in Beaufort County, South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Beaufort Female Benevolent Society (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaufort.
 
Also see . . .  Dr. Henry Woodward - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 26, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional commentary.
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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
Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 27, 2010
2. Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon Marker
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.
 
Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon Marker, in the courtyard of the Beaufort Arsenal image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 27, 2010
4. Dr. Henry Woodward, Marker, located at the Beaufort Arsenal
The Beaufort Arsenal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 27, 2010
5. The Beaufort Arsenal
Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon Marker, relocated in 2012 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,885 times since then and 106 times this year. Last updated on January 7, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 3, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on May 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7. submitted on April 29, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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