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Switzerland in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William Bartram Scenic Highway

 
 
William Bartram Scenic Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2, 2012
1. William Bartram Scenic Highway Marker
Inscription.    Within a mile and a half of this marker are numerous prehistoric sites, several of which date from 2000 BC Native Americans occupied the Northern river section from about 4000 BC until the arrival of Europeans after 1500 AD.
   Riverbank settlements, permanent villages, and small seasonal campsites were common prehistoric site types. Abundant natural resources provided inhabitants with opportunities to hunt, fish and collect shellfish and plants.
   By the 1770's, when William Bartram explored this area and Francis Fatio established his homestead, few Native American peoples remained in the region. Today, shell refuse deposits, pieces of pottery, stone and bone tools, and soil stains provide archaeological evidence reflecting the lifeways of those early Florida residents.
 
Erected by Sponsored By Arvida, A St. Joe Company.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the William Bartram Trails marker series.
 
Location. 30° 2.743′ N, 81° 39.97′ W. Marker is in Switzerland, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on State Road 13, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Johns FL 32259, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
William Bartram Scenic Highway Marker, looking north along State Road 13 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2, 2012
2. William Bartram Scenic Highway Marker, looking north along State Road 13
5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Johns County / New Switzerland Plantation (approx. 2.3 miles away); Camp Chowenwaw (approx. 2.8 miles away); Green Cove Springs (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Village Improvement Association Woman's Club (approx. 3.7 miles away); Beluthahatchee (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Clay County Courthouse (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hickory Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Switzerland.
 
Also see . . .  About the Scenic Highway. In 1980, the Florida Legislature designated Florida State Road 13 as the “William Bartram Scenic Highway.” (Submitted on December 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationPaleontologySettlements & Settlers
 
William Bartram Scenic Highway Marker looking southward image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2, 2012
3. William Bartram Scenic Highway Marker looking southward
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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