De Soto Trail
- Source: David Seibert
- Marker: De Soto Trail
- Location: U.S. 27 two miles north of Bainbridge
DE SOTO TRAIL
In 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.
DE SOTO QUADRI-CENTENNIAL - 1940
[U.S. Works Progress Administration Marker]