Historic Markers Across Alabama



Bartram Trail - Russell County



Marker ID: AHC 
Location: State Highway 165, Fort Mitchell, AL
County: Russell
Coordinates: N 32° 16.626    W 085° 0.16
  32.2771    -85.00266666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

William Bartram, America's first native born artist-naturalist, passed through Russell 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 Russell 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 - Russell County