Bartram's Trail

Bartram's Trail (HM29VF)

Location: Greenville, AL 36037 Butler County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 53.476', W 86° 40.923'

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William Bartram, America's first great naturalist, passed through northwest Butler County in July 1775. He described the "limestone rocks" and "banks of various kinds of sea shells" left by oceans that covered this area millions of years ago, and noted a "very remarkable grove of Dogwood trees...which continued nine or ten miles unalterable except here and there a towering Magnolia grandiflora."
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On his exploration trip to Mobile in 1775, William Bartram followed ancient Indian trading paths through Butler County for approximately 30 miles. His route through what was then British territory on the eve of the American Revolution became part of the "Federal Road" a few decades later, leading thousands of settlers into the newly created Butler County and state of Alabama.
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HM NumberHM29VF
Series This marker is part of the William Bartram Trails series
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByButler County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 530067 N 3528427
Decimal Degrees31.89126667, -86.68205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.476', W 86° 40.923'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 28.56" N, 86° 40' 55.38" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1288 Co Rd 44, Greenville AL 36037, US
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