Historic Markers Across Florida

Yellow Bluffs

Marker ID: FLHM F-103
Location: U.S. 41 & 11th Street
County: Sarasota
Coordinates: N 27° 20.876    W 082° 32.828
  27.34793333    -82.54713333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FEZ


This area, so named for its outcroppings of yellow limestone, was the home of Sarasota´s first inhabitants-the pre-historic and Calusa Indians. Yellow Bluffs later became the homesite of William H. Whitaker, Sarasota´s first known white settler. It was also the embarkation point of Judah P. Benjamin , member of the Confederate Cabinet, who fled America at the end of the War Between The States in 1865.

Sponsors: In Cooperation With Sarasota County Historical Commission and Sarasota County Historical Society 1963


City: Sarasota, FL