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

White Springs

 
 
White Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, October 23, 2008
1. White Springs Marker
Inscription. These sulphur springs were thought to have medicinal properties and were considered sacred by the Indians. Warriors wounded in battle reputedly were not attacked when they came here to recuperate. Settlers moved into the vicinity in 1826 and the springs became an ante bellum resort noted for natural beauty and good cuisine. The village was a refuge during the War Between the States and many planters brought their families and slaves here for safety.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-24.)
 
Location. 30° 19.786′ N, 82° 45.37′ W. Marker is in White Springs, Florida, in Hamilton County. Marker is on U.S. 41 (Local Road 25) just east of Wesson Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Just north of the watertower. 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 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wars and Conflicts in 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
White Springs Marker, facing east image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, October 23, 2008
2. White Springs Marker, facing east
(approx. ¼ mile away); Apalachee Trail (approx. 12 miles away); Alligator (approx. 12 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 12 miles away); Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 16.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Springs.
 
More about this marker. Interpretive display and McCallum House (c. 1925) nearby.
 
Regarding White Springs. The spring itself is about 1500' to the west of the sign, in an enclosure.
 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, USNative AmericansNatural FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
White Springs Marker, facing southwest image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, October 23, 2008
3. White Springs Marker, facing southwest
White Springs Marker interpretive display board image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, October 23, 2008
4. White Springs Marker interpretive display board
McCullom House c. 1925 a few steps west of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, October 23, 2008
5. McCullom House c. 1925 a few steps west of Marker
Spring House image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
6. Spring House
Vintage Inside View of The Spring House image. Click for full size.
7. Vintage Inside View of The Spring House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,945 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 19, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   6, 7. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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