William Bartram

William Bartram (HM1BDH)

Location: Wetumpka, AL 36093 Elmore County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 30.331', W 86° 15.165'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 142 views
Inscription

1739 - 1823

William Bartram, the first native-born American artist-naturalist, of Philadelphia, visited this site on Christmas Day, 1776.

This arboretum commerates 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"
Details
HM NumberHM1BDH
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:09am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 570192 N 3596716
Decimal Degrees32.50551667, -86.25275000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 30.331', W 86° 15.165'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 30' 19.86" N, 86° 15' 9.90" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2390-2564 W Fort Toulouse Rd, Wetumpka AL 36093, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?