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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 and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExploration. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1540.
 
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 walking distance of this marker. 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); The Old Edwards Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); Moccasin War (approx. ¼ mile away); Mary Lapham (approx. ¼ mile
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 19, 2009
2. De Soto Marker
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away); Samuel T. Kelsey (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highlands.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Hernando de Soto (explorer). (Submitted on July 27, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.)
 
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3. De Soto
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4. De Soto Route
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 973 times since then. 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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