Yellow Bluffs

Yellow Bluffs


Location: West side of US 41 at 12th Street
This area, so named for its outcroppings of yellow limestone, was the home of Sarasota's first inhabitants – the pre-historic and Calusa Indians. Yellow Bluffs later became the homesite of William H. Whitaker, Sarasota's first known white settler. IT was also the embarkation point of Judah P. Benjamin, member of the Confederate Cabinet, who fled America at the end of the War between the States in 1865.