Historic Markers Across Georgia

De Soto Trail

Marker ID: DAR 
Location: at the intersection of Golden Isles Parkway (U.S. 341) and Airport Rd, Hawkinsville, GA
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 32° 16.907    W 083° 26.708
  32.28178333    -83.44513333
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None
De Soto Trail Marker
Photo by David Seibert


De Soto Trail

In commemoration of the
De Soto Expedition

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 of Ocute Province, on April 9, 1540, and departed three days afterwards. While there they set up a cross for worship.
Marker Erected by t
The Hawkinsville Chapter D.A.R.,
Brig. Gen. David Blackshear Chapter, Daughters of 1812,
and The Maj. William Horton Chapter, D.A.C.
April 9, 1940

De Soto Trail
Photo by David Seibert