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

William Bartram Trail

Traced 1773-1777


—Deep South Region —

William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, May 27, 2010
1. William Bartram Trail Marker
Wm. Bartram, Famed Naturalist,
classified flora and fauna for
shipment, here, at Spalding's
Upper Store, May and June 1774.

Erected by
Pierson Garden Club, Pierson, Florida,
in cooperation with
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
Florida Department of State
Florida Department of Transportation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the William Bartram Trails marker series.
Location. 29° 10.13′ N, 81° 31.241′ W. Marker is in Volusia, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 40 and Alice Drive, on the right when traveling west on State Road 40. Click for map. Marker is located on the northeast corner where Alice Drive intersects Florida State Road 40, just east of the Astor Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Astor FL 32102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Volusia (here, next to this marker); Fort Butler (approx. half a mile away); DeLeon Springs Colored School (approx. 11.1 miles away); Birth of the Florida Trail (approx. 13.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is situated
William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, May 27, 2010
2. William Bartram Trail Marker
In the background are the Volusia historical marker, a blue and white sign for the Astor Area Garden Club, and the Volusia Oak.
under the "Volusia Oak", on its eastern side in a plot maintained by the Astor Area Garden Club. It stands beside the "Volusia" historic marker.

The top of the marker features the insignia of the National Council of State Garden Clubs.
Regarding William Bartram Trail. Spalding's Upper Store was a trading post situated nearby along the banks of the St. John's River. It was established by colonist James Spalding in 1763. William Bartram had been to the area previously, in 1765, with his father John Bartram, royal botanist in America to King George III of Great Britain. John Bartram named nearby Lake George for his king.
Source: Wass de Czege, Albert. The History of Astor on the St. Johns, Astor Park, and the Surrounding Area, Third extended edition, pg. 11. Danubian Press, 1996.

Additional keywords. St Johns River
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationIndustry & CommerceNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
The Volusia Oak image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, May 27, 2010
3. The Volusia Oak
William Bartram Trail marker can be seen under the tree, to the right of the trunk.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,190 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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