De Soto Trail

De Soto Trail (HM11UT)

Location: Bainbridge, GA 39817 Decatur County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 54.382', W 84° 34.547'

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1540

In this neighborhood Hernando de Soto and his army discovered the inland waters of the Flint river ("the River of Capachequi") on Friday, March 5, 1540. Leaving the vicinity of the present Tallahassee, Florida, the Spaniards marched northwest, spent the first night by the Ochlockonee River ("the Guacuca"), and reached the Flint two days later at or near the present Bainbridge, where they constructed a barge or "piragua" in which to cross.
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HM NumberHM11UT
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.
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Marker Number27 R-6-A
Year Placed1940
Placed ByWorks Progress Administration for the De Soto Quadri-Centennial 1940
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 8:56am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 731689 N 3421743
Decimal Degrees30.90636667, -84.57578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 54.382', W 84° 34.547'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 54' 22.92" N, 84° 34' 32.82" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116 N Broad St, Bainbridge GA 39817, US
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