Burgaw in Pender County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
S. S. Satchwell
Erected 1977 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number D-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 34° 32.967′ N, 77° 55.467′ W. Marker is in Burgaw, North Carolina, in Pender County. Marker is on South Walker Street (Business U.S. 117) just south of East Freemont Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burgaw NC 28425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Heroes (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burgaw Station (approx. ¼ mile away); George Burrington (approx. 1.3 miles away); Stag Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hinton James (approx. 4.7 William S. Ashe (approx. 5.3 miles away); Samuel Ashe (approx. 5.3 miles away); Van Eeden (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burgaw.
Also see . . . S. S. Satchwell (Solomon Sampson), 1821-1892. “Satchwell was, in fact, a pioneer in hygienic therapy—fresh air, sunshine, diet, and a minimum of drugs—and in public health. In commenting on one of the medical fads of the nineteenth century, namely attending springs and watering places as a means of treating disease, he noted that the ‘real instrumentality of good’ in the practice was the ‘observance on such occasions of hygienic rules and regulations, and not the use of water.’ He consistently stressed the need for commonsense cleanliness in every aspect of medical practice and urged the development of a public health program in the state. Satchwell was a principal leader at every step in the creation of the State Board of Health, which he helped to organize at Greensboro on 21 May 1879. He was a member of the board from 1879 to 1884 and served as president from 1879 to 1881. In 1892 he was superintendent of public health for Pender County.” (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Additional keywords. Dr. Solomon Sampson Satchwell. NC, North Carolina Medical Society.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 732 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.