Historic Markers Across Florida

William Bartram (1739-1823)

Marker ID: FLHM E-12
Location: N.E.Cholokka Blvd. County Road 25-A at N.E. Semin
County: Alachua
Coordinates: N 29° 30.250    W 082° 16.774
  29.50416666    -82.27956666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4QBP


The great Quaker naturalist of Philadelphia made a long journey through the southeastern states in the 1770´s collecting botanical specimens. In May, 1774, he visited the Seminole Chief, Cowkeeper, at the Indian village of Cuscowilla located near this spot. His book, "TRAVELS...", provided the earliest reliable account of North Florida landscape, flora, fauna and Indian life and his vivid images of local scenes inspired Coleridge, Wordsworth and Emerson.

E-12 Florida Dept of State 1973


City: Micanopy, FL

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