>>>— 13 mi. — >Okefenokee Swamp, 400,000 acres of waterways, swamp prairies and floating islands is a region of many legends. Here DeSoto's men told of trees that turned to warriors, Indians hunted and fished in its fastnesses and fled to safety on its islands from raids on South Georgia settlers. Now the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is a sanctuary for plant and animal life. The Seminole Indians named the swamp Okefenokee or "Land of Trembling Earth" for the islands, built on networks of roots, leaves and soil, that tremble at a footstep.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:08am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 372614 N 3453324|
|Decimal Degrees||31.20710000, -82.33720000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 12.426', W 82° 20.232'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 12' 25.56" N, 82° 20' 13.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 422-472 Georgia 4 Business, Waycross GA 31501, US|
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