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Yellow Bluffs

Markers: Sarasota History

Location: West side of US 41, just South of 12th Street, Sarasota, FL

Sarasota History - Yellow Bluffs photo

This area, so named for its outcroppings of yellow limestone, was the home of Sarasota's first inhabitants - the prehistoric 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.

Dedicated in 1963 by the Historical Society of Sarasota County and Florida Board of Parks