Historic Markers Across Alabama



Bartram Trail - Elmore Trail



Marker ID: AHC 
Location: On Old Montgomery Hwy, Wetumpka, AL
County: Elmore
Coordinates: N 32° 30.452    W 086° 12.543
  32.50753333    -86.20905
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

William Bartram, America's first native born artist-naturalist, passed through Elmore County during the Revolutionary era, making the first scientific notations of its flora, fauna and inhabitants. In 1776 the appointed botanist of Britain's King George III described the area at Fort Toulouse as "one of the most eligible situations for a city in the world; a level plain between the conflux of two majestic rivers..."

Erected by Elmore County Commission and Alabama Bicentennial Commission



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More Information:
Wikipedia - William Bartram
William Bartram 1739-1823
Official web site of the Bartram Trail Conference



End of Bartram Trail - Elmore Trail