Near Wetumpka in Elmore County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
William Bartram Arboretum
1739 - 1823
This arboretum commerates (sic) the man, his visit to Fort Toulouse, and his travels through the southeastern colonies from 1773-1777.
His search for specimens blazed an epochal new trail in nature appreciation and his observations and sketches obtained during his four year trip are priceless records of 18th century American natural history.
Bartram studied and sketched plants, birds, and animals. He was a champion of the native Americans and wrote extensively about the Indians he had contact with during his four years in the colonies. These Indians returned his interest. The Seminoles gave him the name PUC PUGGY meaning The Flower Hunter.
"How glorious the powerful sun, minister of the Most High, in the rule and government of this earth, leaves our hemisphere, retiring from our sight beyond the western forests: I behold with gratitude his departing smiles, tingling the fleecy roseate clouds, now riding far away on the Eatern horizon; behold the vanish from sight in the azure skies"
From "Travels of William Bartram"
Location. 32° 30.331′ N, 86° 15.165′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Located at the entrance to the William Bartram Arboretum in the Fort Toulouse & Fort Jackson National Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2521 W Fort Toulouse Rd, Wetumpka AL 36093, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Here Stood Fort Toulouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bartram's Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Williams Lowndes Yancey (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Wetumpka (approx. 3.4 miles away); Wetumpka Methodist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Wetumpka L&N Depot (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Wetumpka Light Guard (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wetumpka.
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Also see . . . Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson. Friends of the Forts Foundation, Fort Toulouse/Jackson State Historic Site. (Submitted on October 18, 2013.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Horticulture & Forestry •
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