Welcome

Welcome to White Springs, Florida!

Landmark photoFlorida’s first tourist attraction, located on the banks of the Suwannee River in Hamilton County, Florida…take a step back in time

Many people are attracted to the White Springs community because of the historic Suwannee River which flows right through the Town. The river promises much excitement and entertainment for White Springs as well as the surrounding counties.

About White Springs…

Many people are attracted to the White Springs community because of the historic Suwannee River which flows right through the Town. The river promises much excitement and entertainment for White Springs as well as the surrounding counties.

The river offers opportunity for the boating enthusiast, the canoeist, and divers. Many enjoy simply floating along the river banks fishing for red-bellies, brim, mullet and catfish. Divers come from all over the country to dive in the many springs that spawn off of the river. There are plenty of caves to explore along the Suwannee River..

Come to White Springs and take advantage of this beautiful rural scenery that we are so blessed to have. It is more than just a place to drive through.

White Springs is a small, friendly town nestled on the banks of the Suwannee River, where pride in family, community and patriotism create a wonderful quality of life. It is a peaceful, rural area of natural beauty balancing the old with the new.

Enjoy browsing our website and then make plans to come see what you are missing here in White Springs Florida.

Government…

The Town of White Springs operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Town Council is elected by the voters and, in turn, the Council appoints a professionally trained individual as its Town Manager. It is the responsibility of the Town Manager to handle day-to-day operation of city business. The Town Council makes policy decisions and votes on all legislative or quasi-judicial matters required or enabled by State or Federal law.

All of the seats on the Council are at-large seats which means all council represent the Town at large and not any particular district. This allows residents to address particular issues with any council Member.

Elections…

Town elections are held the 4th Tuesday of April each year. Even number years the town elects three council members and odd numbered years two are elected. The candidate who polls the highest number of votes for office shall be declared the winner thereof. The officials are sworn in the following Thursday after the election at which time the council elects among itself a mayor and vice mayor.