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Near Grand Bay in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Bartram Trail

Traced 1773-1777

 

—Deep South Region —

 
William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. William Bartram Trail Marker
Inscription. In 1775, William Bartram, Colonial naturalist, visited Mobile and environs recording flora, fauna, land areas, and rivers.
 
Erected by the National Council of State Garden Clubs, District VIII, in cooperation with The Garden Club of Alabama, Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the William Bartram Trails marker series.
 
Location. 30° 28.717′ N, 88° 23.355′ W. Marker is near Grand Bay, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10 2 miles east of Franklin Creek Road. Touch for map. Located at the State of Alabama Welcome Center, in the picnic pavilion area along the eastbound lane of I-10. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10226 Hall Road, Grand Bay AL 36541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Military Service Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away in Mississippi); Bayou La Batre, Alabama (approx. 9.9 miles away); Moss Point Blues (approx. 9.9 miles away in Mississippi); Home Front World War II (approx. 9.9 miles away in Mississippi); Honoring Women in the Military
William Bartram Trail Marker near Interstate 10 Eastbound lane. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. William Bartram Trail Marker near Interstate 10 Eastbound lane.
(approx. 9.9 miles away in Mississippi); Black Union Sailors Settled in Moss Point (approx. 9.9 miles away in Mississippi); POW (Prisoners of War) (approx. 9.9 miles away in Mississippi); Honoring US Merchant Marine (approx. 9.9 miles away in Mississippi).
 
Also see . . .  The Encyclopedia of Alabama on William Bartram. (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ExplorationHorticulture & ForestryNatural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
View from marker of rebuilt Alabama Welcome Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
3. View from marker of rebuilt Alabama Welcome Center.
William Bartram (April 20, 1739 – July 22, 1823) image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain PD-US
4. William Bartram (April 20, 1739 – July 22, 1823)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 107 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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