DeSoto National Memorial

5 mi. W of Bradenton, Bradenton, Florida. County/parish: Manatee.

NRIS 66000078

Park name: Desoto. 1 contributing site. 1 contributing object.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.

Also known as:

  • De Soto Point
  • See also: Shaw's Point Acheological District
  • Shaw's Point

From Wikipedia:

De Soto National Memorial

De Soto National Memorial, in Manatee County 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Bradenton, Florida, commemorates the 1539 landing of Hernando de Soto and the first extensive organized exploration by Europeans of what is now the southern United States.

The memorial includes 26 acres (11 ha), where the Manatee River joins Tampa Bay. It has 3,000 feet (910 m) of coastline; eighty percent of the area is mangrove swamp

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Significant persons associated with this site:

  • De Soto, Hernando

National Park Service documentation: