Newberry in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
William Bartram Trail
Traced 1773 - 1777
Deep South Region
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 Era • Environment • Exploration • Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the William Bartram Trails series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lynching in America / Racial Terror Lynchings in Newberry (approx. Newberry Community Veterans Memorial (approx. 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); St. Peter Cemetery of Archer (approx. 8.1 miles away); Fort Clarke (approx. 10.1 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.
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 1,218 times since then and 28 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.