Historic Markers Across Georgia

Desoto Trail

Marker ID: DAR 
Location: Located Ga 112 at site of Old Hartford
County: Pulaski
Coordinates: N 32° 16.906    W 083° 26.710
  32.28176666    -83.44516666
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WMA9T5
Desoto Trail Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


In Commemoration of the De Soto Expedition 1540
Old Hartford on the Ocmulgee is near the ancient site of Ocute on the "eastward flowing river" where dwelt the Hitchiti Indians.
De Soto and his army reached Ocute, capital town Ocute Province , on April 9, 1540, and departed three days afterwards. While there they set up a cross for worship

Desoto Trail
Photo by Ken Moser


Erected by the D.A.R. and others - April 9, 1940

Access Genealogy - Hitchiti Indian Tribe History
Wikipedia – Hitchiti