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Near Rockville in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bartram's Trail

 
 
Bartram's Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
1. Bartram's Trail Marker
Inscription. William Bartram, America’s first native born artist-naturalist, passed through Clarke County during the Revolutionary era, making the first scientific notations of its flora, fauna and inhabitants. As the appointed botanist of Britain’s King George III, he traveled 2,400 miles in three journeys into the southern colonies in 1775-1776, collecting rare plants and specimens and making detailed drawings of plants and animals.
 
Erected by Clarke County Commission and Alabama Bicentennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration, and the William Bartram Trails marker series.
 
Location. 31° 22.963′ N, 87° 50.998′ W. Marker is near Rockville, Alabama, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Rockville Road (County Road 15) and Stimpson Sanctuary Road, on the right when traveling south on Rockville Road. Touch for map. Located at the entrance to the Fred T. Stimpson Wildlife Sanctuary. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1415 Stimpson Sanctuary Road, Jackson AL 36545, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Nebo Death Masks (approx. 2.7 miles away); Gravesite of Major Jeremiah Austill
William Bartram (April 20, 1739 – July 22, 1823) image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain (PD-US)
2. William Bartram (April 20, 1739 – July 22, 1823)
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Central Salt Works (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Clarke County War Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away); City of Jackson (approx. 9.1 miles away); Jackson (approx. 9.1 miles away); C S A Brooke Cannon S-96 (approx. 9.1 miles away); First District Agricultural College and Experiment Station (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .  The Encyclopedia of Alabama article on William Bartram. (Submitted on February 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Bartram's Trail Marker looking southerly on Rockville Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
3. Bartram's Trail Marker looking southerly on Rockville Road.
The view north from the marker on Clarke County Road 15. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
4. The view north from the marker on Clarke County Road 15.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 193 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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