William Bartram, Naturalist - Franklin, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 35° 10.921 W 083° 22.867
17S E 283179 N 3895825
Marker commemorating the naturalist's visit to this area of the Cherokee Nation. Found downtown Franklin, NC.
Waymark Code: WM9H9P
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 08/22/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member hiddenrock
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Marker text:
Visited this area of the Cherokee Nation in May, 1775.
While on his mission to record the natural and cultural resources along the trading route between the Low Country to the east and the Overhill country to the west.
The Bartram Trail, commemorating his journey, passes near here.
May, 1985.

Plaque is affixed to a rock located on the NE corner of West Main and Iolta Streets in downtown Franklin, NC.
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