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Near Tuskegee in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bartram's Trail

 
 
Bartram's Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
1. Bartram's Trail Marker
Inscription. William Bartram, America's first native born artist - naturalist, passed through Macon County during the Revolutionary era, making the first scientific notations of its flora, fauna and inhabitants. As the appointed botanist of Britain's King George III, he traveled 2,400 miles in three journeys into the southern colonies in 1775-1776, collecting rare plants and specimens and making detailed drawings of plants and animals.
 
Erected by Macon County Commission and Alabama Bicentennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration, and the William Bartram Trails marker series.
 
Location. 32° 28.784′ N, 85° 36.634′ W. Marker is near Tuskegee, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is on Forest Road 949 0.2 miles north of State Route 186, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located within the Tuskegee National Forest and just north of the Forests' Ranger Station on FS Road 949. Marker is in this post office area: Tuskegee AL 36083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Texas Tabernacle and Campground (approx. 3.6 miles away); Union Christian Church (approx.
Bartram's Trail marker and trail. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
2. Bartram's Trail marker and trail.
3.7 miles away); Warehouse/Vehicle Storage (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Control Tower (approx. 4.3 miles away); A Typical Day (approx. 4.3 miles away); Moton Field Expands (approx. 4.3 miles away); Fire Suppression Pond (approx. 4.3 miles away); It Was Called "Dope" (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other markers in Alabama on William Bartram.
 
Also see . . .  The Encyclopedia of Alabama article on William Bartram. (Submitted on November 16, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationHorticulture & ForestryScience & Medicine
 
William Bartram image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain (PD-US)
3. William Bartram
Courtesy of Independence National Historical Park Collection, Philadelphia, PA
Entrance to Tuskegee National Forest Road 949 and to the Ranger Station off Alabama Highway 186. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
4. Entrance to Tuskegee National Forest Road 949 and to the Ranger Station off Alabama Highway 186.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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