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DeSoto National Memorial

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

  • Address: 5 mi W of Bradenton
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1539/05/00 Hernando De Soto Explorer Conquistador Hernando de Soto's army of soldiers, hired mercenaries, craftsmen and clergy made landfall in Tampa Bay

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Particulars for DeSoto National Memorial:
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Owner Federal
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Natural Feature
Criteria Person
Sight Category Site

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: DeSoto National Memorial
Registry Address: 5 mi. W of Bradenton
Registry Number: 66000078
Resource Type: Site
Owner: Federal
Area in Acres: 30
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Objects: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Memorial
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Exploration-settlement
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Period of Significance: 1500-1599
Significant Year: 1539
Associated People: De Soto,Hernando
Historic Function: Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Natural feature
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park Monument, Marker

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