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

Landing of the Scots

 
 
Landing of the Scots Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 19, 2016
1. Landing of the Scots Marker
Inscription.  On December 23, 1885 a number of Scottish families came ashore on or near this spot to settle land they had purchased for their homes in a new country. They met wilderness and hardship instead of the established town promised them; causing many to return in disappointment to Scotland. The remaining colonists along with the American settlers who welcomed them upon their arrival, platted the Town of Sarasota on July 27, 1886.
 
Erected 1963 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Monuments in cooperation with the Sarasota County Historical Commission and Sarasota County Historical Society. (Marker Number F-102.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is December 23, 1885.
 
Location. 27° 20.093′ N, 82° 32.669′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of North Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on North Gulfstream Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Sarasota War Memorial/The Doughboy (within shouting distance
Landing of the Scots Marker looking north image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 19, 2016
2. Landing of the Scots Marker looking north
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of this marker); American National Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Palm Tower (about 400 feet away); Sarasota's Bayfront (about 500 feet away); Unconditional Surrender (about 800 feet away); City of Sarasota (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edwards Theatre 1926 (approx. 0.2 miles away); John D. MacDonald 1916-1986/John D. and the Friday Liars (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
 
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 267 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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