Historic Markers Across Florida

William Bartram Trail

Marker ID: The Garden Clubs F-75
Location: South approach to Paynes Prairie on east side of u.s. 441, Gainesville
County: Alachua
Coordinates: N 29° 30.242    W 082° 16.779
  29.50403333    -82.27965
Waymark: None


William Bartram Trail
Traced 1773~1777

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.

Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials


City: Gainesville, FL

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