The Town that Time Forgot

Florida's First Tourist Destination, Where Nature Abounds

White Springs is a small town on the banks of the Suwannee River in Hamilton County in Florida. The town is known for its rich history, natural beauty, and cultural significance. It was once a popular destination for tourists seeking the healing powers of the local mineral springs, which were believed to have therapeutic properties.

White Springs played a significant role in the development of Florida's tourism industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was home to many grand hotels and resorts that attracted visitors from all over the world. Today, White Springs remains a charming town that honors its past while looking towards the future. It continues to be a popular destination for those interested in history, nature, and culture, with many attractions and events that showcase the town's unique character and heritage.

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To download a copy of the White Springs Historic Preservation Society brochure, Click Here.
The mission of the White Springs Historic Society is to preserve our past and to grow our community’s future.
PRESERVATION
· Preserve and restore historic landmarks, artifacts and sites of cultural significance.
· Share the town’s rich history and heritage with others

GROWTH
· Promote the abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities, including our extensive trail systems for hiking, bicycling, paddling and more.
· Promote ecotourism in the Suwannee Valley region.
· Work with community members, organizations, and government entities to encourage and grow an inclusive and culturally diverse community.

The White Springs Historic District is a historic district in White Springs, Florida. It is bounded by River, 1st, Suwannee, and Hewitt Streets, SR 25A, U.S. 41 and Suwannee Road, encompasses approximately 1200 acres (4.9 km²), and contains 81 historic buildings and 1 object. On September 19, 1997, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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  • White Springs, Florida, United States

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