Landing of the Scotts
Landing of the Scotts
 
Location: Main Street and Gulfstream Boulevard
On December 23, 1885, a number of Scottish families came ashore on or near this spot to settle land they had purchased for their homes in a new country. They met wilderness and hardship instead of the established town promised them; causing many to return in disappointment to Scotland. The remaining colonist along with American settlers who welcomed them upon their arrival, platted the Town of Sarasota on July 27, 1886.