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Near Smithville in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Arthur Dobbs

1689–1765

 
 
Arthur Dobbs Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 5, 2017
1. Arthur Dobbs Marker
Inscription. Royal Governor 1754–65. Scholar, engineer, and member of Irish Parliament. Promoted immigration to colony. Grave 2 miles south.
 
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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
Arthur Dobbs Marker with Brunswick Marker in the Distance image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 5, 2017
2. Arthur Dobbs Marker with Brunswick Marker in the Distance
old location. The text of the previous version of this marker did not show the birth and death years, and its text read, “Royal Governor 1754–65, author, member Irish Parliament, promoter of search for Northwest Passage, is buried at Saint Philips Church.”
 
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 EraNotable Persons
 
Previous Arthur Dobbs Marker at its old location image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
3. Previous Arthur Dobbs Marker at its old location
This photograph shows the previous version of this marker when it was near Bellville, some 12 miles north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,379 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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