Near Crawfordville in Wakulla County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Wakulla Springs Archaeological & Historic District
This location is significant as it represents relationships between human culture and natural resources from the settlement systems of the Paleoindian period to the recent historic past, a period of nearly 15,000 years. There are 55 recorded archaeological sites located on the property. A variety of archaeological site types are represented, including Paleoindian kill sites, campsites, village areas, and a mound/village complex. Evidence of visits by Spanish and other European explorers has also been found.
Late nineteenth and early twentieth century use included heavy timbering and naval stores activities and until the late 1930s it was a favorite place for picnics and political rallies.
The acquisition of the area by Edward Ball in 1934 resulted in its development as an attraction, but one which focused on the preservation of wildlife and conservation of natural features. The construction of Wakulla Springs Lodge was completed and open to the public in September 1937. It is a fine example of the use of Mediterranean Revival architecture in an elegant, yet restrained application of the style, such that it does not detract from its natural surroundings. The district was listed on the National Register in 1993.
Location. 30° 14.031′ N, 84° 18.086′ W. Marker is near Crawfordville, Florida, in Wakulla County. Marker is on Wakulla Park Drive 1.6 miles south of Bioxham Cutoff Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 Wakulla Park Dr, Crawfordville FL 32327, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort St. Marks Military Cemetery (approx. 7.8 miles away); San Marcos De Apalache (approx. 7.8 miles away); a different marker also named San Marcos De Apalache (approx. 7.9 miles away); Port Leon (approx. 8 miles away); Battle of Natural Bridge (approx. 9.6 miles away); Bellevue (approx. 12½ miles away); St. Marks Lighthouse (approx. 13.2 miles away); Wilhelmina Jakes And Carrie Patterson: Initiators of The Tallahassee Bus Boycott (approx. 13.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. Florida Division of Recreation and Parks (Submitted on March 10, 2017.)
2. The Lodge at Wakulla Springs. (Submitted on March 10, 2017.)
Categories. • Anthropology • Architecture • Exploration • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 134 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.