Historic Markers Across Florida

Landing of the Scots

Marker ID: FLHM F-102
Location: U.S. 41 & Gulfstream Avenue
County: Sarasota
Coordinates: N 27° 20.095    W 082° 32.670
  27.33491666    -82.5445
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5ZTM


Landing of the Scots

On December 23, 1885 a number of Scottish families came ashore on or near this spot to settle land they had purchased for their homes in a new country. They met wilderness and hardship instead of the established town promised them; causing many to return in disappointment to Scotland. The remaining colonists along with the American settlers who welcomed them upon their arrival, platted the Town of Sarasota on July 27, 1886.

F-102 Florida Board of Parks and Historic Monuments
in cooperation with the Sarasota County Historical Commission
and Sarasota County Historical Society


City: Sarasota, FL