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Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Landing of the Scots

 
 
Landing of the Scots Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 19, 2016
1. Landing of the Scots Marker
Inscription. On December 23, 1885 a number of Scottish families came ashore on or near this spot to settle land they had purchased for their homes in a new country. They met wilderness and hardship instead of the established town promised them; causing many to return in disappointment to Scotland. The remaining colonists along with the American settlers who welcomed them upon their arrival, platted the Town of Sarasota on July 27, 1886.
 
Erected 1963 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Monuments in cooperation with the Sarasota County Historical Commission and Sarasota County Historical Society. (Marker Number F-102.)
 
Location. 27° 20.093′ N, 82° 32.669′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of North Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on North Gulfstream Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sarasota FL 34236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sarasota's Bayfront (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Sarasota (approx. 0.2 miles away); John D. MacDonald 1916-1986/John D. and the Friday Liars (approx.
Landing of the Scots Marker looking north . image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 19, 2016
2. Landing of the Scots Marker looking north .
0.2 miles away); Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seaboard Railway Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cedar Point/Sunset Park - Cedar Point/Golden Gate Point (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Martha Mission Church (approx. half a mile away); Judah Philip Benjamin (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Sarasota.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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