DeSoto Trail Marker, Abbeville, GA. This marker is located in the courthouse in Abbeville, Wilcox County, Georgia.
It reads as :
" Hernando de Soto discovered Ocmulgee at or near Abbeville on April 3, 1540. `Here,` says the chronicler Biedma, `we found a river that had a course not southwardly, like the rest we had passed, but eastward to the sea.` Next day the Altamaha Inidans `brought many canoes and the army crossed very comfortably in their principal town where they met it chief Camumo and the great chief of Ocute from the river above and here they created a second wooden cross.
DE SOTO QUADRI-CENTENNIAL- 1940
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