1540In this neighborhood Hernando de Soto and his army discovered the inland waters of the Flint river ("the River of Capachequi") on Friday, March 5, 1540. Leaving the vicinity of the present Tallahassee, Florida, the Spaniards marched northwest, spent the first night by the Ochlockonee River ("the Guacuca"), and reached the Flint two days later at or near the present Bainbridge, where they constructed a barge or "piragua" in which to cross.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.|
|Marker Number||27 R-6-A|
|Placed By||Works Progress Administration for the De Soto Quadri-Centennial 1940|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 8:56am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 731689 N 3421743|
|Decimal Degrees||30.90636667, -84.57578333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 54.382', W 84° 34.547'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 54' 22.92" N, 84° 34' 32.82" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 116 N Broad St, Bainbridge GA 39817, US|
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