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Near Grand Bay in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Bartram Trail

Traced 1773-1777

 

— Deep South Region —

 
William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. William Bartram Trail Marker
Inscription.  In 1775, William Bartram, Colonial naturalist, visited Mobile and environs recording flora, fauna, land areas, and rivers.
 
Erected by the National Council of State Garden Clubs, District VIII, in cooperation with The Garden Club of Alabama, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationHorticulture & ForestryNatural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the William Bartram Trails series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 30° 28.717′ N, 88° 23.355′ W. Marker is near Grand Bay, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10, 2 miles east of Franklin Creek Road. Located at the State of Alabama Welcome Center, in the picnic pavilion area along the eastbound lane of I-10. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10226 Hall Road, Grand Bay AL 36541, 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. Military Service Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away in Mississippi); Grand Bay Elementary School for Colored
William Bartram Trail Marker near Interstate 10 Eastbound lane. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. William Bartram Trail Marker near Interstate 10 Eastbound lane.
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(approx. 4.3 miles away); Alabama's Coastal Connection (approx. 9.9 miles away); Bayou La Batre, Alabama (approx. 9.9 miles away); a different marker also named Bayou La Batre (approx. 9.9 miles away); a different marker also named Bayou La Batre (approx. 9.9 miles away); Moss Point Blues (approx. 9.9 miles away in Mississippi); Home Front World War II (approx. 9.9 miles away in Mississippi).
 
Also see . . .  The Encyclopedia of Alabama on William Bartram. (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View from marker of rebuilt Alabama Welcome Center. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
3. View from marker of rebuilt Alabama Welcome Center.
William Bartram (April 20, 1739 – July 22, 1823) image. Click for full size.
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4. William Bartram (April 20, 1739 – July 22, 1823)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Nov. 28, 2022