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Bradenton in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

DeSoto Trail

De Soto National Memorial

 
 
DeSoto Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 28, 1995
1. DeSoto Trail Marker
Inscription. Near here Hernando DeSoto with his men landed May 30, 1539 and began his march westward to the Mississippi River. This marker commemorates the 400th anniversary of his arrival on the shores of Florida.
 
Erected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Florida.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 27° 31.417′ N, 82° 38.672′ W. Marker is in Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is on DeSoto Memorial Highway. Touch for map. This marker is on the grounds of the De Soto National Memorial administered by the National Park Service. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8300 DeSoto Memorial Highway, Bradenton FL 34209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palma Sola Community Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Snead Island / Seventh Day Adventist School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Palma Sola (approx. 1.9 miles away); Adams and Rogers Cemeteries (approx. 2.9 miles away); Former Town of Fogartyville/Former Town of Wilhelmsenburg
DeSoto marker facing the Manatee River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 28, 1995
2. DeSoto marker facing the Manatee River
(approx. 3.9 miles away); The 'Old' Palmetto Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Plymouth (approx. 4.2 miles away); Palmetto Baptist Church/Dr. M.B. Harrison (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bradenton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExploration
 
DeSoto National Memorial encampment area image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 28, 1995
3. DeSoto National Memorial encampment area
Inside the DeSoto National Memorial Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 28, 1995
4. Inside the DeSoto National Memorial Visitor Center
Sign at the entrance to the DeSoto National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 28, 1995
5. Sign at the entrance to the DeSoto National Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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