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

William Bartram

 
 
William Bartram Marker image. Click for full size.
By Harry Gatzke, July 15, 2012
1. William Bartram Marker
Inscription. Philadelphia naturalist, author, exploring this area, met a Cherokee band led by their chief, Atakullakulla, in May 1776, near this spot.
 
Erected 1976 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number Q-44.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the William Bartram Trails marker series.
 
Location. 35° 16.677′ N, 83° 40.855′ W. Marker is near Topton, North Carolina, in Macon County. Marker is on U.S. 74, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is at the east end of the Pattons Run Overlook parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Topton NC 28781, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War in Graham County (approx. 7.7 miles away); Junaluska (approx. 7.8 miles away); Fontana Dam (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Pattons Run Overlook beside U.S. 74 in the Nantahalla National Forest image. Click for full size.
By Harry Gatzke, July 15, 2012
2. Pattons Run Overlook beside U.S. 74 in the Nantahalla National Forest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2012, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2012, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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