Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mary Wyatt Whitaker
Three hundred yards west of this highway stood her home which was burned in 1856 by Indians, from whom she fled for safety with the child to a palmetto log fort on the Manatee River.
Erected 1936 by Sara De Soto Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
Location. 27° 20.92′ N, 82° 32.772′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is on 12th Street east of North Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), on the right Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1232 12th Street, 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Crocker Memorial Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Bidwell-Wood House (within shouting distance of this marker); Yellow Bluffs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Whitaker Family/Gateway 2000 Executive Committee (approx. ¼ mile away); Municipal Auditorium Recreation Center and Hazzard Fountain (approx. 0.4 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.
More about this marker. This marker used to be located along US 41 but was moved because of redevelopment.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 540 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.