Historic Markers Across Alabama

Bartram Trail - Macon County

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: on National Forest Road 949 in the Tuskegee National Forest, Alabama
County: Macon
Coordinates: N 32° 28.787    W 085° 36.638
  32.47978333    -85.61063333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMCWD0


William Bartram, America's first native born artist-naturalist, passed through Macon County during the Revolutionary era, making the first scientific notations of its flora, fauna and inhabitants. As the appointed botanist of Britain's King George III, he traveled 2,400 miles in three journeys into the southern colonies in 1775-1776, collecting rare plants and specimens and making detailed drawings of plants and animals.

Erected by Macon County Commission and Alabama Bicentennial Commission


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

End of Bartram Trail - Macon County