DeSoto Trail - 1540 - WPA - Cordele, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
N 31° 56.216 W 083° 46.823
17R E 237152 N 3536820
The DeSoto Trail – 1540 marker was erected by the WPA and is located on US 41 at Rose Ave. south of Cordele, GA.
Waymark Code: WM8VDW
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 05/16/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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DeSoto Trail - 1540

Hernando de Soto and his army after crossing to the west side of Flint River near Bainbridge, recrossed it on March 31, 1540, between the mouths of Jones and Gum creeks, and stopped at the town of the leshist chief. He was the first that came to them in peace after their departure from the Apalachee country and upon the mound of his village they erected a large wooden Cross, April 1, 1540. The Indians "received it and worshipped it devoutly to all appearance."


Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: WPA 41 O-5

Date: 1940

Sponsor: WPA

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