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Newberry in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William Bartram Trail

Traced 1773 - 1777

 

— Deep South Region —

 
William Bartram Trail Marker after restoration image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 19, 2018
1. William Bartram Trail Marker after restoration
Inscription.  
Blue Sink

Visited by William Bartram, America's first naturalist, in 1774.
Erected by Newberry Garden Club in cooperation with Dist. V. FFGC National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc.
Fla. Dept. of Transportation
 
Erected by Newberry Garden Club.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEnvironmentExplorationHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the William Bartram Trails series list.
 
Location. 29° 40.14′ N, 82° 36.401′ W. Marker is in Newberry, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is at the intersection of US Hwy 27 & 41 (U.S. 27) and Northwest 16th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on US Hwy 27 & 41. The marker is about 1.3 mile north of downtown Newberry at the entrance to the Easton Newberry Sports Complex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 NW State Road 45 (approx), Newberry FL 32669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newberry Community Veterans Memorial (approx.
William Bartram Trail Marker looking south toward old location image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 19, 2018
2. William Bartram Trail Marker looking south toward old location
1.6 miles away); City of Newberry Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away); Newberry, Florida (approx. 1.6 miles away); Little Red Schoolhouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Newberry Lynchings of 1916 (approx. 5.2 miles away); Fort Clarke (approx. 10.1 miles away); Douglass High School (approx. 10˝ miles away); Forced into Service (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newberry.
 
Regarding William Bartram Trail. Blue Sink is apparently a sinkhole or spring located in this area, about a mile north of Newberry. It is thought that it may have been the feature described by Bartram as the "Alligator Hole" in his writings.
 
William Bartram Trail Marker looking north toward entrance of Easton Newberry Sports Complex image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 19, 2018
3. William Bartram Trail Marker looking north toward entrance of Easton Newberry Sports Complex
William Bartram Trail Marker, prior to restoration image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, June 11, 2011
4. William Bartram Trail Marker, prior to restoration
William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, June 11, 2011
5. William Bartram Trail Marker
The marker, looking north along US 27.
William Bartram Trail Marker, prior to restoration image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, June 11, 2011
6. William Bartram Trail Marker, prior to restoration
The marker, looking south along US 27.
William Bartram, Botanist.<br>with sprig of fragrant jasmine tucked into his jacket below his cravat image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
7. William Bartram, Botanist.
with sprig of fragrant jasmine tucked into his jacket below his cravat
After a painting done by Charles Willson Peale in 1808.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2011, by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,057 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   4, 5, 6. submitted on October 24, 2011, by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida.   7. submitted on June 22, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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