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DeLand in Volusia County, Florida — 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 Cosmos Mariner, March 22, 2011
1. William Bartram Trail Marker
Inscription.  Bartram wrote of a great storm on the St. Johns that “cast a universal darkness all round.” He took shelter near here.
 
Erected by Garden Club of Deland, Inc.; Garden Club of Deltona, Inc.; Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.; and Florida Department of Natural Resources.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the William Bartram Trails series list.
 
Location. 28° 58.558′ N, 81° 21.405′ W. Marker is in DeLand, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from River Ridge Road (County Road 4125) 0.8 miles south of Hontoon Road. Marker is located on the south side of the Hontoon Island Adventures parking lot, overlooking the St. Johns River and Hontoon Island State Park to the south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2309 River Ridge Road, Deland FL 32720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern Magnolia (approx. 1.7 miles away); Red Cedar (approx. 1.7 miles away); Who was William Bartram?
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(approx. 1.7 miles away); Bartram Gardens & Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bartram in Volusia County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bartram's Plants (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bartram's Birds (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bartram's Fish (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeLand.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Bartram (Wikipedia). William Bartram was an American botanist, ornithologist, natural historian, and explorer. Bartram was author of an acclaimed book, now known by the shortened title Bartram's Travels, which chronicled his explorations of the southern British colonies in North America from 1773–1777. Bartram has been described as "the first naturalist who penetrated the dense tropical forests of Florida." (Submitted on October 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. William Bartram. In the spring of 1774, William Bartram traveled inland from the St. Johns River to the Alachua Savanna, present-day Paynes Prairie Preserve. Nature’s variety inspired Bartram, and his drawings and records introduced readers on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean
William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 22, 2011
2. William Bartram Trail Marker
(looking southeast • St. Johns River in background)
to East Florida. (Submitted on October 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Hontoon Island State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 22, 2011
3. Hontoon Island State Park
Turn south from River Ridge Road here to access marker, river and state park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. submitted on October 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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