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Newberry in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William Bartram Trail

Traced 1773 - 1777

 

—Deep South Region —

 
William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, June 11, 2011
1. William Bartram Trail Marker
Inscription.
Blue Sink

Visited by William Bartram, America's first naturalist, in 1774.
Erected by Newberry Garden Club in cooperation with Dist. V. FFGC National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc.
Fla. Dept. of Transportation
 
Erected by Newberry Garden Club.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the William Bartram Trails marker series.
 
Location. 29° 39.894′ N, 82° 36.429′ W. Marker is in Newberry, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on US Hwy 27 & 41 (U.S. 27) 1.2 miles north of State Road 26 (State Road 26), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is about 1.2 mile north of downtown Newberry. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 NW State Road 45 (approx), Newberry FL 32669, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newberry, Florida (approx. 1.3 miles away); Newberry Community Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); City of Newberry Historic District (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Clarke (approx. 10.1 miles away); David Levy Yulee and Cotton Wood Plantation
William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, June 11, 2011
2. William Bartram Trail Marker
The marker, looking south along US 27.
(approx. 10.5 miles away); Archer (approx. 10.6 miles away); Archer Veterans (approx. 10.8 miles away); Thomas Gilbert Pearson (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newberry.
 
Regarding William Bartram Trail. Blue Sink is apparently a sinkhole or spring located in this area, about a mile north of Newberry. It is thought that it may have been the feature described by Bartram as the "Alligator Hole" in his writings.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEnvironmentExplorationHorticulture & Forestry
 
William Bartram Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, June 11, 2011
3. William Bartram Trail Marker
The marker, looking north along US 27.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2011, by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on May 8, 2013. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2011, by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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