1540Hernando de Soto discovered Ocmulgee River at or near Abbeville on April 3, 1540. "Here," says the chronicler Biedma, "we found a river that had a course not southwardly, like the rest we had passed, but eastward to the sea." Next day the Altamaha Indians "brought many canoes and the army crossed very comfortably" to their principal town where they met its chief Camumo and the great chief of Ocute from the river above, and here they created a second wooden cross.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.|
|Marker Number||11 H-5|
|Placed By||Works Progress Administration (WPA)|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 1:53am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 282069 N 3541931|
|Decimal Degrees||31.99251667, -83.30676667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 59.551', W 83° 18.406'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 59' 33.06" N, 83° 18' 24.36" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 N Broad St, Abbeville GA 31001, US|
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