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Town of Fort White, Florida
Connie Brecheen, Town Clerk

[email protected]
P O Box 129
118 SW Wilson Springs Rd.
Fort White, FL 32038
Phone: 386 497-2321

The Town of Fort White
is located in Columbia County, Florida, named for a former Second Seminole War fort built nearby in 1837. It is the closest town to Ichetucknee Springs State Park. Fort White High School and the Fort White Public School Historic District are located within the town’s borders. The original school building was constructed in 1915. As of 2016, the population of Fort White was 576.

The Town of Fort White, was founded in 1870 and flourished briefly after the arrival of the railroad in 1888. Phosphate mining and the growing of citrus and cotton sparked a boom that before 1900 made Fort White the second largest city in Columbia County with a population of nearly 2,000. The boom collapsed when severe freezes in the winter of 1896-1897 destroyed the local citrus industry. Phosphate mining ceased by 1910, and the boll weevil ended cotton farming before World War I. A handful of historic buildings, such as the Old Fort White School (1915) remain from the town’s era of prosperity.


Town of Fort White | Connie Brecheen, Town Clerk | [email protected]
118 SW Wilson Springs Road | Fort White, Florida 32038 | (386) 497-2321

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Public access to Town Council meetings can be accomplished as follows:

  • Audio— Dial from your phone 386-400-9288 if local, or the toll-free number: 1-888-686-1115. When asked for extension dial 386.   Participants wishing to comment will press *9 to raise or lower hand.  A moderator will call on you when it is your turn to speak at which time you will press *6 to unmute microphone.  Please state your name clearly for the record.  Each speaker will have three (3) minutes to comment.  When finished speaking press *6 again to mute your microphone to avoid background noise.
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