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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William Bartram Trail

Traced 1773-1777

 

—Deep South Region —

 
William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
1. William Bartram Trail Marker
Inscription. William Bartram crossed the Chattahoochee (Chata Uche) River January 5, 1778 to Chehaw and Usseta now Columbus.
 
Erected by Magnolia District of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. in cooperation with Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and the State of Georgia Department of Transportation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the William Bartram Trails marker series.
 
Location. 32° 27.199′ N, 84° 59.601′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Fourth Street, in the median on Broadway. Touch for map. The marker is at the end of Broadway, under the Victory Drive overpass/bridge over the Chattahoochee River. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 to 1902 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oglethorpe Meets the Indians at Coweta (approx. 0.2 miles away); John McIlhenny Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (approx. 0.2 miles away); “The Folly” (approx.
William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
2. William Bartram Trail Marker
Fourth Street is to the right (and dead ends at the Chattahoochee River), and the Veterans Parkway bridge/overpass is to the left.
0.2 miles away); Horace King (1807 - 1887) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Greene Bethune (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frontier Wars (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Colonial EraHorticulture & Forestry
 
William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
3. William Bartram Trail Marker
Looking north on Broadway, which ends at Fourth Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,713 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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