Wetumpka in Elmore County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
William Bartram, America’s first native born artist-naturalist, passed through Elmore County during the Revolutionary era, making the first scientific notations of its flora, fauna and inhabitants. In 1776 the appointed botanist of Britain’s King George III described the area at Fort Toulouse as “one of the most eligible situations for a city in the world; a level plain between the conflux of two majestic rivers…"
Erected by Elmore County Commission and Alabama Bicentennial Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration, and the William Bartram Trails series lists.
Location. 32° 30.756′ N, 86° 12.91′ W. Marker is in Wetumpka, Alabama, in Elmore County. Marker is on West Fort Toulouse Road 0.1 miles west of U.S. 231, on the right when traveling west. This Bartram's Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 West Fort Toulouse Road, Wetumpka AL 36093, 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. Williams Lowndes Yancey (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wetumpka Impact Crater (approx. 1.6 miles away); Crommelin Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wetumpka Historical Marker (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elmore County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elmore County Korean War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elmore County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Wetumpka's Bridges (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wetumpka.
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