Near Hawkinsville in Pulaski County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
De Soto Trail
De Soto Expedition
Old Hartford on the Ocmulgee is near the ancient site of Ocute on the eastward flowing river where dwelt the Hitchiti Indians. De Soto and his army reached Ocute, capital town of Ocute Province, on April 9, 1540, and departed three days afterwards. While there they set up a cross for worship.
Erected 1940 by The Hawkinsville Chapter D.A.R., Brig. Gen. David Blackshear Chapter, Daughters of 1812, and The Maj. William Horton Chapter, D.A.C.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 32° 16.907′ N, 83° 26.708′ W. Marker is near Hawkinsville, Georgia, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of Golden Isles Parkway (U.S. 341) and Airport Road, on the right when traveling east on Golden Isles Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hawkinsville GA 31036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 1812 Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Old Hartford (approx. half a mile away); Slosheye Trail (approx. 1.4 miles Pulaski County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bleckley County (approx. 9 miles away); Sgt. John F. Conner, Sr. (approx. 9 miles away); Lucian A. Whipple (approx. 9 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of James (Jim) Earnest Cook (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hawkinsville.
Also see . . . More on the De Soto Expedition with Maps. (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.