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Roberta in Crawford 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.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 27, 2007
1. William Bartram Trail Marker
Inscription.  In 1774 William Bartram passed through what is now Roberta, after camping at Sweetwater and finding a new hydrangea.
Erected by Magnolia District, The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. in cooperation with Good Earth Garden Club of Roberta, Ga., Mayor Andrews and City Hall of Roberta, Ga.
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. 32° 43.199′ N, 84° 0.571′ W. Marker is in Roberta, Georgia, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Agency Street and Hicks Road, on the left when traveling east on East Agency Street. The marker is located in front of the Roberta City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roberta GA 31078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Benjamin Hawkins (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel
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(about 300 feet away); Federal Wire Road (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. ¾ mile away); Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. ¾ mile away); Crawford County (approx. ¾ mile away); Joanna Troutman (approx. ¾ mile away); Creek Agency (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roberta.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,406 times since then and 51 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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Dec. 7, 2022