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Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Yellow Bluffs

 
 
Yellow Bluffs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Yellow Bluffs Marker
Inscription.  This area, so named for its outcroppings of yellow limestone, was the home of Sarasota's first inhabitants-the pre-historic and Calusa Indians. Yellow Bluffs later became the homesite of William H. Whitaker, Sarasota's first known white settler. It was also the embarkation point of Judah P. Benjamin , member of the Confederate Cabinet, who fled America at the end of the War Between The States in 1865.
 
Erected 1963 by Sarasota County Historical Commission and Sarasota County Historical Society. (Marker Number F-103.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 27° 20.88′ N, 82° 32.825′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is on North Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) near 11th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1161 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whitaker Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Wyatt Whitaker (about 400 feet away); Crocker Memorial Church
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(about 500 feet away); Bidwell-Wood House (about 500 feet away); Whitaker Family/Gateway 2000 Executive Committee (approx. ¼ mile away); Municipal Auditorium Recreation Center and Hazzard Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Resting Place of Pioneer Families and Hidden Histories (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rosemary Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
Also see . . .  William Whitaker (pioneer),From Wikipedia. Whitaker was an eighth-generation descendant of Jabez Whitaker, brother of Alexander Whitaker, the Jamestown colonist and theologian who baptized and performed the marriage of Pocahontas to John Rolfe.
... The path he struck from Yellow Bluffs northward would become part of Tamiami Trail.... (Submitted on March 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
William H. Whitaker, Sarasota's first known European settler. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
2. William H. Whitaker, Sarasota's first known European settler.
Yellow Bluffs Marker, looking south along North Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 19, 2011
3. Yellow Bluffs Marker, looking south along North Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41)
Yellow Bluffs Marker, looking north image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 19, 2011
4. Yellow Bluffs Marker, looking north
Yellow Bluffs, eastern shore of Sarasota Bay image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 19, 2011
5. Yellow Bluffs, eastern shore of Sarasota Bay
Yellow Bluffs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 19, 2011
6. Yellow Bluffs
Judah P. Benjamin, member of the Confederate Cabinet, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gamble Plantation Mansion, Ellenton, Florida
7. Judah P. Benjamin, member of the Confederate Cabinet, as mentioned
Left Florida for London, England, while making his escape from Federal troops following defeat of the Confederacy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,007 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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