Memorial for Austin C. Welch
who died attempting to save
Crystal E. Droz from drowning.
September 3, 2016
"Our hero, Our protector"
"I got this!"
Erected 2018 by Polk County Florida.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Heroes. A significant historical date for this entry is September 3, 2016.
Location. 27° 54.111′ N, 81° 48.993′ W. Marker is in Bartow, Florida, in Polk County. Marker can be reached from Highway 60, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bartow FL 33830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Academy High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Carroll (approx. one mile away); Historic L. B. Brown House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Swearingen - Langford House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Polk County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Fort Blount (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mann Manor (approx. 1.8 miles away); Evergreen & Palm Cemeteries (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bartow.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2018, by Curtis Droz of Bartow, Florida. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 56 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on September 20, 2018, by Curtis Droz of Bartow, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.