William Bartram Trail Marker

Wm Bartram Marker

William Bartram Trail Marker
This Marker is located on Marshall Mill Road. 3.7 miles east of Knoxville on US 80 then take a right on Sandy Point Road for 7.1 miles, take a left on Marshall Mill and go .4 miles. The marker is on the right just before the bridge.

William Bartram (1739-1822) was a Quaker naturalist who explored the South before the Revolutionary War. His writings provide history of the times when Cherokee, Creek, Seminole and Choctaw tribes lived in this area.

It is thought that he and his party followed an old Indian Trading Path running from Augusta (Georgia) to Macon (Georgia).

It is believed that Bartram crossed the Flint River near the Old Indian Agency where Benjamin Hawkins was the Agent.

The marker is placed at the Bibb/Crawford County Line where he entered Crawford from Bibb on his trek west crossing Echeeconnee Creek.

"From there to the Chattahoochee he traveled through Taylor County, north of Butler, northern Marion County and, keeping south of the Upatoi Creek, Chattahoochee County, he crossed the Chattahooche River 'with the cheerful and liberal assistance fo the Indians' near present Chambers Landing and continue on his way toward Mobile (Alabama)"
Taylor County Tracer, Vol 7 Issue 6, June 2002
Wm Bartram Marker

This Bartram marker is located on the back side of the Old Crawford County Courthouse.

Wm Bartram Marker
This Bartram marker is located in front of City Hall in Roberta on East Agency Street near the intersection of East Agency and Hicks Road.
Perhaps this was the Wood's Hydrangea which is very common today. It has a white flower, and grows in semi shade.
Millie Stewart

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