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White Springs in Hamilton County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wars and Conflicts in White Springs

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
1. Wars and Conflicts in White Springs Marker
Inscription. Although residents living here have always been somewhat insulated, outside influences such as war and conflict have historically influenced the Town of White Springs. The Spanish, French, British, and Americans all fought wars to won the peninsula of Florida. The Seminole War proved to be the longest and most expensive war in US history, lasting from 1817 until 1842. Since most of the population of the Florida territory was in north central Florida, most of the early conflicts of the war threatened the lives and homesteads of regional settlers. Many local men joined the fray as solders, and the US Army posted Fort Cass near White Springs after Seminole raids occurred nearby at Genoa and Benton.

During the American Civil War, non-combatants from coastal areas of Florida fled from Union forces to White Springs. The community also served as an induction point for Confederate soldiers.

World War II brought a German Prisoner of War camp to White Springs. The prisoners worked in the timber industry and were marched weekly down Roberts Street from the camp to the Spring House to swim and to the Methodist Church for services. Some former prisoners chose to stay in the area after the war. Many of White Spring residents served their country in World War I and II, Korea, Viet Nam, and Iraq. Several gave the supreme sacrifice;
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By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
2. White Springs & Wars and Conflicts in White Springs Markers
others were wounded or suffered as prisoners of war. Most did their duty and returned home to their families.
 
Location. 30° 19.786′ N, 82° 45.37′ W. Marker is in White Springs, Florida, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Spring Street (U.S. 41) east of Wesson Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Springs FL 32096, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Springs (here, next to this marker); Florida’s Original Tourist Destination (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Residents of White Springs (approx. 0.2 miles away); White Sulphur Springs (approx. ¼ mile away); Apalachee Trail (approx. 12 miles away); Alligator (approx. 12 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 12 miles away); Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 16.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in White Springs.
 
Also see . . .  White Springs, Florida - The Land Of The Suwannee River. (Submitted on July 12, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWar, World IWar, World IIWars, US Indian
 
Wars and Conflicts in White Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
3. Wars and Conflicts in White Springs Marker
The Spring House image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
4. The Spring House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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