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Near Butler in Taylor 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, January 18, 2010
1. William Bartram Trail Marker
Inscription.  In 1775 during the travels of botanist William Bartram he first discovered golden St. John’s wort (his Hypericum aureum) near this site on Patsiliga Creek
 
Erected by Taylor County Historical & Genealogical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentExplorationHorticulture & ForestryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the William Bartram Trails series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 32° 39.262′ N, 84° 10.646′ W. Marker is near Butler, Georgia, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 137 and Fickling Mill Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 137. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Butler GA 31006, 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. The Wire Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort Lawrence (approx. 4½ miles away); Tuscaloosa Formation
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(approx. 4.7 miles away); Creek Agency (approx. 5.2 miles away); Taylor County War Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Taylor County (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butler.
 
William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. William Bartram Trail Marker
FIckling Mill Dam on Patsiliga Creek image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
3. FIckling Mill Dam on Patsiliga Creek
Viewed from the marker location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,580 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on February 28, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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