Wakulla Springs in Wakulla County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Point in Prehistory
One thing we know for certain is that human communities flourished at Wakulla Springs for thousands of years. People built a village near the water source and hunted large animals nearby. They buried their dead with ceremony. Other state parks with major springs, such as lchetucknee Springs, Rainbow Springs, De Leon Springs, and Blue Spring, may also yield valuable information about Florida's first people.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 30° 14.059′ N, 84° 18.087′ W. Marker is in Wakulla Springs, Florida, in Wakulla County. Marker can be reached from Wakulla Park Drive half a mile north of Wakulla Springs Road (State Highway 61). Marker is located along the walkway, just north of the Wakulla Springs Lodge, within Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Crawfordville FL 32327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wakulla Springs Archaeological & Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Ball (within shouting distance of this marker); Supplies Are Low (approx. 4 miles away); Tallahassee - St. Marks Railroad (approx. 7.6 miles away); Fort St. Marks Military Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); Princess Malee "Milly" Francis (approx. San Marcos de Apalache (approx. 7.9 miles away); a different marker also named San Marcos de Apalache (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wakulla Springs.
Also see . . .
1. Archaeology dig near Wakulla Springs Lodge. Florida's first transplants arrived some 15,000 years ago. They may have lived around what is now Wakulla Springs Lodge, where they hunted for bison, made tools from Mastodon tusks, and ran for their lives from dire wolves and bears. (Submitted on July 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. 15,000 Year-Old Pre-Clovis at Wakulla Springs. It’s a 15,000-year-old, Paleoindian site that fascinates these scientists – more a series of sites clustered around the freshwater springs and river at the Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. The primary area their group is working in is a pit on the edge of the Wakulla Springs Lodge Site, a Paleo-Indian site first documented in 1995 when a park archaeologist was conducting a small excavation near the Lodge and found distinctive Paleoindian and late Archaic tools and other items that date the site to at least 13,000 years ago. (Submitted on July 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. B. Calvin Jones (Wikipedia). B. Calvin Jones was an American archaeologist and discoverer (Submitted on July 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.