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Highlands in Macon County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

De Soto

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 19, 2009
1. De Soto Marker
Inscription.  In 1540 an expedition of Spaniards led by De Soto, first Europeans to explore this area, passed near here.
 
Erected 1952 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number Q 17.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExploration.
 
Location. 35° 3.247′ N, 83° 12.053′ W. Marker is in Highlands, North Carolina, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 64) and South 2nd Street on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NC 28741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. André Michaux (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Harbison (approx. ¼ mile away); Elizabeth Wright Prince House (approx. ¼ mile away); Moccasin War (approx. ¼ mile away); Mary Lapham (approx. ¼ mile away); Samuel T. Kelsey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wade Hampton (approx. 7 miles away); Zachary-Tolbert House (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highlands.
 
Also see . . .
De Soto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 19, 2009
2. De Soto Marker
 Wikipedia entry for Hernando de Soto (explorer). (Submitted on July 27, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.)
 
De Soto image. Click for more information.
Wikipedia
3. De Soto
De Soto Route image. Click for more information.
Wikipedia
4. De Soto Route
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 933 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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