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

The Good Old Days

 
 
The Good Old Days Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 10, 2018
1. The Good Old Days Marker
Inscription.  Suwannee Springs was one of Florida's original tourist destinations. The springhouse was probably established around the time of the Civil War. People came from all around the east coast to partake of the "healing spring waters" which were rumored to cure everything from gout to marital problems. From the Civil War to the 1920's the site had a succession of 4 wooden hotels, a bath house, and many private cottages. A special spur railroad line was established just to handle the tourists to the springs. The last hotel burned in 1925 and with the decline of the railroads the resort faded away. Today, the springhouse and some private cabins on adjacent property is all that is left of the site.
 
Erected by Suwannee River Water Management District.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 23.659′ N, 82° 56.034′ W. Marker is in Suwannee Springs, Florida, in Suwannee County. Marker can be reached from 91st Drive, 0.2 miles north
The old Suwannee Springs attraction with the Suwannee River in the background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 10, 2018
2. The old Suwannee Springs attraction with the Suwannee River in the background
This photo was taken from near the marker.
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of U.S. 129. Nearby 93rd Drive is old US 129 and the old bridge over the Suwannee River is located within site of the springs. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Live Oak FL 32060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Waters College Original Site (approx. 7.1 miles away); Lynnette Ricketson Millennium Park (approx. 7.4 miles away); Harry Tyson Moore ~ A Native Son of Suwannee County (approx. 7.4 miles away); To Honor Stephen Collins Foster (approx. 7½ miles away); Suwannee County (approx. 7½ miles away); Florida Memorial College ~ Original Site (approx. 7½ miles away); The Douglass Center (approx. 7.8 miles away); First Methodist Church of Jasper (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Suwannee Springs. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on October 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Suwannee Springs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 10, 2018
3. Suwannee Springs
Nearby old US 129 bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 10, 2018
4. Nearby old US 129 bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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