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Mary Wyatt Whitaker

 
 
Mary Wyatt Whitaker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 12, 2016
1. Mary Wyatt Whitaker Marker
Inscription. Two hundred feet east of this highway is the tomb of
Mary Wyatt Whitaker
Born at Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1831; daughter of William Wyatt, member of the convention which gave to the state of Florida its first constitution; mother of the first white child born in what is now Sarasota County, April 19, 1852.

Three hundred yards west of this highway stood her home which was burned in 1856 by Indians, from whom she fled for safety with the child to a palmetto log fort on the Manatee River.
 
Erected 1936 by Sara De Soto Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 27° 20.92′ N, 82° 32.772′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is on 12th Street east of North Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in front of the Whitaker Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1232 12th Street, Sarasota FL 34236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bidwell-Wood House (within shouting distance of this marker); Yellow Bluffs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Whitaker Family/Gateway 2000 Executive Committee
Mary Wyatt Whitaker Marker with cemetery behind image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 12, 2016
2. Mary Wyatt Whitaker Marker with cemetery behind
(approx. mile away); The Twin Motel and Tourism (approx. 0.3 miles away); Judah Philip Benjamin (approx. half a mile away); Judah P. Benjamin Monument (approx. half a mile away); John D. MacDonald 1916-1986/John D. and the Friday Liars (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oaklands/Woodlawn Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sarasota.
 
More about this marker. This marker used to be located along US 41 but was moved because of redevelopment.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Whitaker Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 12, 2016
3. Whitaker Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 23, 2016.
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