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Highlands in Macon County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

De Soto

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 19, 2009
1. De Soto Marker
Inscription. In 1540 an expeditionof Spaniards led by De Soto, frist Europeans to explore this area, passed near here.
 
Erected 1952 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number Q 17.)
 
Location. 35° 3.247′ N, 83° 12.053′ W. Marker is in Highlands, North Carolina, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 64) and South 2nd Street on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NC 28741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. André Michaux (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Harbison (approx. ¼ mile away); Samuel T. Kelsey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wade Hampton (approx. 7 miles away); Zachary-Tolbert House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Silas McDowell (approx. 8.1 miles away); Walhalla State Fish Hatchery (approx. 8.7 miles away in South Carolina); William R. Geddings Fish Culture House (approx. 8.8 miles away in South Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highlands.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Hernando de Soto (explorer). (Submitted on July 27, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. ExplorationNotable Persons
 
De Soto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 19, 2009
2. De Soto Marker
De Soto image. Click for more information.
Wikipedia
3. De Soto
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Wikipedia
4. De Soto Route
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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