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Bradenton in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

DeSoto Trail

De Soto National Memorial

 
 
DeSoto Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 28, 1995
1. DeSoto Trail Marker
Inscription. Near here Hernando DeSoto with his men landed May 30, 1539 and began his march westward to the Mississippi River. This marker commemorates the 400th anniversary of his arrival on the shores of Florida.
 
Erected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Florida.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 27° 31.417′ N, 82° 38.672′ W. Marker is in Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is on DeSoto Memorial Highway. Touch for map. This marker is on the grounds of the De Soto National Memorial administered by the National Park Service. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8300 DeSoto Memorial Highway, Bradenton FL 34209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. De Soto Trail Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); La Florida's Early Peoples (within shouting distance of this marker); Hernando de Soto (within shouting distance of this marker); Tabby House Ruins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holy Eucharist Monument and Memorial Cross
DeSoto marker facing the Manatee River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 28, 1995
2. DeSoto marker facing the Manatee River
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Shaw's Point Archeological District (approx. ¼ mile away); De Soto Point (approx. ¼ mile away); Palma Sola Community Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bradenton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. De Soto National Memorial
 
Categories. Colonial EraExploration
 
DeSoto National Memorial encampment area image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 28, 1995
3. DeSoto National Memorial encampment area
Inside the DeSoto National Memorial Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 28, 1995
4. Inside the DeSoto National Memorial Visitor Center
Sign at the entrance to the DeSoto National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 28, 1995
5. Sign at the entrance to the DeSoto National Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on October 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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