Volusia in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
William Bartram Trail
—Deep South Region —
classified flora and fauna for
shipment, here, at Spalding's
Upper Store, May and June 1774.
Erected by Pierson Garden Club, Pierson, Florida, in cooperation with Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and Florida Department of State, Florida Department of Transportation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the William Bartram Trails marker series.
Location. 29° 10.13′ N, 81° 31.241′ W. Marker is in Volusia, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 40 and Alice Drive, on the right when traveling west on State Road 40. Touch for map. Marker is located on the northeast corner where Alice Drive intersects Florida State Road 40, just east of the Astor Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Astor FL 32102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Volusia (here, next to this marker); Fort Butler (approx. half a mile away); DeLeon Springs Colored School (approx. 11.1 miles away); Birth of the Florida Trail (approx. 13.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is situated under the "Volusia
The top of the marker features the insignia of the National Council of State Garden Clubs.
Regarding William Bartram Trail. Spalding's Upper Store was a trading post situated nearby along the banks of the St. John's River. It was established by colonist James Spalding in 1763. William Bartram had been to the area previously, in 1765, with his father John Bartram, royal botanist in America to King George III of Great Britain. John Bartram named nearby Lake George for his king.
Source: Wass de Czege, Albert. The History of Astor on the St. Johns, Astor Park, and the Surrounding Area, Third extended edition, pg. 11. Danubian Press, 1996.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,265 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.