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St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William Bartram Trail

Traced 1773-1777

 

— Deep South Region —

 
William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2008
1. William Bartram Trail Marker
Inscription.  In 1774 William Bartram came to Frederica. He explored St. Simons Island and noted the flora and beautiful live oaks.
 
Erected by St. Simons Council of Garden Clubs in cooperation with the Oleander District of the Garden Club of Georgia , Inc. and the National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEnvironmentExplorationHorticulture & ForestryScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the William Bartram Trails series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
Location. 31° 13.338′ N, 81° 23.19′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Mimosa Dr, on the left when traveling west. Between Plemmons Dr & Frederica Rd past the entrance to Fort Frederica. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Georgia Navy (here, next to this marker); St. Simons Island (a few steps from this marker); Reverends John & Charles Wesley / Wesley Memorial Garden
William Bartram Trail Marker, lookin west on Mimosa Dr image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. William Bartram Trail Marker, lookin west on Mimosa Dr
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica - Military Road (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederica - Old Burial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wesley Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Strong Walls From Refuse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Bartram. Official Site of the Bartram Trail Conference (Submitted on January 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Bartram Trial. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
William Bartram Trail Marker shares location with The Georgia Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. William Bartram Trail Marker shares location with The Georgia Navy Marker
William Bartram image. Click for full size.
via The Advocate, unknown
4. William Bartram
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,805 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on January 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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