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Near Rockville in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bartram's Trail

 
 
Bartram's Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
1. Bartram's Trail Marker
Inscription.  William Bartram, America’s first native born artist-naturalist, passed through Clarke County during the Revolutionary era, making the first scientific notations of its flora, fauna and inhabitants. As the appointed botanist of Britain’s King George III, he traveled 2,400 miles in three journeys into the southern colonies in 1775-1776, collecting rare plants and specimens and making detailed drawings of plants and animals.
 
Erected by Clarke County Commission and Alabama Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, MusicColonial EraHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration, and the William Bartram Trails series lists.
 
Location. 31° 22.963′ N, 87° 50.998′ W. Marker is near Rockville, Alabama, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Rockville Road (County Road 15) and Stimpson Sanctuary Road, on the right when
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traveling south on Rockville Road. Located at the entrance to the Fred T. Stimpson Wildlife Sanctuary. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1415 Stimpson Sanctuary Road, Jackson AL 36545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Nebo Death Masks (approx. 2.7 miles away); Gravesite of Major Jeremiah Austill (approx. 2.9 miles away); Central Salt Works (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Clarke County War Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away); City of Jackson (approx. 9.1 miles away); Jackson (approx. 9.1 miles away); CSA Brooke Cannon S-96 (approx. 9.1 miles away); First District Agricultural College and Experiment Station (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .  The Encyclopedia of Alabama article on William Bartram. (Submitted on February 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
William Bartram (April 20, 1739 – July 22, 1823) image. Click for full size.
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2. William Bartram (April 20, 1739 – July 22, 1823)
Bartram's Trail Marker looking southerly on Rockville Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
3. Bartram's Trail Marker looking southerly on Rockville Road.
The view north from the marker on Clarke County Road 15. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
4. The view north from the marker on Clarke County Road 15.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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