“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Sir Nathaniel Johnson

Governor of South Carolina


—1703 – 1709 —

Sir Nathaniel Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
September 15, 2009
1. Sir Nathaniel Johnson Marker
Inscription. Under his direction, Charleston was fortified, thereby making it one of three walled cities in North America, after Quebec, Canada and St. Augustine, Florida. As commander in chief of the armed forces, he successfully defended Charleston against a combined French and Spanish fleet. “Thus ended the first attempt to take the city of Charleston by a naval force, which failed, not through the strength of its fortifications nor the multitude of its defenders, but through the courage and activity of its citizens.” He secured passage of the Church Act of 1706, ending the sectarian strife which had been sapping the strength of the colony by making the Anglican faith the state religion. He first promoted the culture of silk which became one of the leading exports of colonial South Carolina. He died in 1713 at the age of 68.
Erected 1984 by Society of First Families of South Carolina 1600 – 1700.
Location. 32° 46.534′ N, 79° 55.543′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Concord Street near N Adgers Wharf, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Sir Nathaniel Johnson Marker seen from Concord Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
2. Sir Nathaniel Johnson Marker seen from Concord Street
distance of this marker. One North Adger's Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); As Old as Charleston (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tavern (about 400 feet away); 90 East Bay Street Ancrum Wharf Building (about 400 feet away); 83-107 East Bay Street   Rainbow Row (about 500 feet away); Col. Othneil Beale's House (about 500 feet away); Convention on Ratification (about 500 feet away); Walker, Evans & Cogswell Company (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Also see . . .  Sir Nathaniel Johnson - Carolina Governors. (Submitted on December 29, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Persons
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2010. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 21, 2010.   2. submitted on October 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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