White Springs in Hamilton County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Wars and Conﬂicts in White Springs
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;
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. Touch 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 11 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); Falling Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); A Bargaining Chip (approx. 7.2 miles away); Falling Creek Falls (approx. 7.2 miles away); Drenched for Days (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 Civil • War, World I • War, World II • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 741 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.