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William Bartram
April 20, 1739 William Bartram born, Kingsessing, Pennsylvania
  William Bartram
September 4, 1765 John and William Bartram arrive in Savannah.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  William Bartram
September 24, 1765 John and William Bartram dine with Royal Governor James Wright
  James Wright
  William Bartram
September 30, 1765 Heading south the Bartrams cross the Ogeechee River
  William Bartram
October 1, 1765 During their stay at Fort Barrington John and William Bartram discover Franklinia, Fevertree, and Ogeechee Lime
  William Bartram
October 5, 1765 The Bartrams head south from Fort Barrington, following the King's Road to St. Augustine
  William Bartram
April 11, 1773 William Bartram arrives in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  William Bartram
April 16, 1773 William Bartram leaves Savannah, heading south on the King's Road to Darien
  William Bartram
April 24, 1773 William Bartram leaves Darien, following the River Road northwest to Fort Barrington
  William Bartram
May 1, 1773 William Bartram heads to Augusta, Georgia, to participate in meetings with the Creek Indians
  William Bartram
  Creek Indians
June 7, 1773 William Bartram leaves Augusta as part of a team sent to survey the "New Purchase"
  William Bartram
  City of Augusta, Georgia
June 21, 1773 William Bartram leaves Wrightsboro, heading north to the Tugaloo River
  William Bartram
July 3, 1775 Heading west to Creek country from Silver Bluff on the Savannah River (near Augusta), William Bartram spends the night at Ocmulgee Old Fields (now Ocmulgee Mounds National Park).
  Creek Indians
  William Bartram
  City of Augusta, Georgia
January 14, 1776 William Bartram returns to Augusta, Georgia
  William Bartram
July 14, 1787 James Gunn, Abraham Baldwin and James Jackson visit William Bartram's home in Philadelphia
  William Bartram
  James Jackson
  Abraham Baldwin
  James Gunn
  James Jackson
August 26, 1791 Bartram's Travels copyrighted
  William Bartram
July 22, 1823 William Bartram dies, Philadelphia, PA
  William Bartram


William Bartram, a Quaker who is one of the few Americans to be considered part of The Enlightenment, visited Georgia on two occassions. First with his father John in 1765 and again on his own in 1773.

During his stay he recorded information on plants, animals and people, unknowing giving modern man one of the early glimpses into both the Cherokee and Creek Indians.

William Bartram
Bartram Trail




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