Location: 11th Street and Central Avenue
hundred feet east of this highway is the tomb of Mary Whatt
Whitaker Born at Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1831 Daughter
of William Wyatt, member of the convention which gave to the
state of Florida its first constitution, Mother of the first
white child born in what is now Sarasota County, April 19, 1852.
Three hundred yards west of this highway stood her home which
was burned in 1856 by Indians, from whom she fled for safety
with the child to a palmetto log fort on Manatee River. This
marker was erected in 1936 by the SARA DE SOTO CHARTER, Daughters
of the American Revolution.