“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Hamilton County Florida – Historical Markers

Florida’s Original Tourist Destination Marker located in front of Telford Hotel image, Click for more information
By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
Florida’s Original Tourist Destination Marker located in front of Telford Hotel
Florida (Hamilton County), White Springs — Florida’s Original Tourist Destination
From the Native Americans who first sought the healing sulphur waters of the spring, to the present-day travelers who enjoy the wide variety of recreational opportunities along the Suwannee River and the historical significance of the Town of White . . . — Map (db m44591) HM
Florida (Hamilton County), White Springs — The Residents of White Springs
Florida's native Timucuan Indians lived for hundreds of generations in what is now north Florida and southeast Georgia. Beginning in the 1580s, they were organized into mission villages by Spanish Franciscan priests. While exploitation and . . . — Map (db m44609) HM
Florida (Hamilton County), White Springs — Wars and Conflicts in White Springs
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 . . . — Map (db m44512) HM
Florida (Hamilton County), White Springs — F-24 — White Springs
These sulphur springs were thought to have medicinal properties and were considered sacred by the Indians. Warriors wounded in battle reputedly were not attacked when they came here to recuperate. Settlers moved into the vicinity in 1826 and the . . . — Map (db m13675) HM
Florida (Hamilton County), White Springs — White Sulphur Springs"Fountain of Health"
White Sulphur Springs was once a popular health resort, attracting large numbers of people to drink the water and bathe in the spring. This structure encircles a natural spring that was thought to possess great healing qualities. An early . . . — Map (db m44610) HM

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