Washington in Beaufort County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
John H. Small
Erected 2008 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-65.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
Location. 35° 32.697′ N, 77° 3.668′ W. Marker is in Washington, North Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and South Bridge Street (U.S. 17), on the left when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington NC 27889, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C. C. Cambreleng (within shouting distance of this marker); Siege Of Washington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lindsay C. Warren (about 500 feet away); Burning Of Washington (about 500 feet away); Havens Memorial Building (about 500 Attack On Washington (about 600 feet away); St. John the Evangelist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); African Americans Defend Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
Regarding John H. Small. Washington, North Carolina, native John Humphrey Small served eleven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, leaving his greatest legacy as an advocate, along with U.S. Sen. Furnifold Simmons of New Bern, for construction of the Intracoastal Waterway. Educated at Trinity College, Small left school to become a teacher and in 1881 took up the practice of law in his hometown. He held several local offices, including city councilman and mayor, before being elected in 1898 to represent the First Congressional District. There he remained through eleven terms, until 1921.
Sketches of the life of Small record that he long “dreamed” of a national transportation system by water, not surprising for someone raised alongside the Pamlico River. Early in his Congressional tenure, he sought and received an appointment to the Committee on Rivers and Harbors, a panel he chaired in during the 65th Congress, 1917-1919. Authorized
Also see . . . John Humphrey Small at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on August 21, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 12, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on August 12, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on August 12, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.