Wakulla Springs in Wakulla County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
by the State of Florida
Department of Natural Resources
Division of Recreation and Parks
Erected 1987 by State of Florida Department of Natural Resources, Division of Recreation and Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 30° 14.082′ N, 84° 18.113′ 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 on the north side of the Wakulla Springs Lodge, overlooking Wakulla Springs, within Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Point in Prehistory (within shouting distance of this marker); Wakulla Springs Archaeological & Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Supplies Are Low (approx. 4 miles away); Old Wakulla County Jail (approx. 6 miles away); Old Wakulla County Courthouse (approx. 6.1 miles away); Tallahassee - St. Marks Railroad (approx. 7.6 miles away); The City of St. Marks (approx. 7.9 miles away); Fort San Marcos de Apalache (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wakulla Springs.
Also see . . . Edward Gresham Ball (Wikipedia). Wakulla Springs is one of the deepest and largest freshwater springs in the world. Ball purchased 4,000 acres surrounding Wakulla Springs in 1937 and constructed the Wakulla Springs Lodge as a guest house. In the mid-1960s, he donated land to Florida State University for a marine laboratory, which was completed in 1968 and named in his honor. Ball then sold the remaining land surrounding Wakulla Springs to the state of Florida, who created Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. (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 131 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.