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We currently have vacancies on our Planning and Zoning Board, please contact Town Hall with questions. Our recycling center is open and for Columbia County Residents ONLY!

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.

 

CUSTODIAN OF PUBLIC RECORDS, Katye Hughes, Town Clerk | town@fortwhitefl.com
118 SW Wilson Springs Road | Fort White, Florida 32038 | (386) 497-2321

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