Suwannee River State Park
Welcome to Suwannee River State Park
On foot or by canoe, experiencing the park’s historical significance is its own timeless reward.
At the intersection of the Suwannee and Withlacoochee rivers, patches of rain lilies spring up on earthen mounds built to defend against Union Navy gunboats. This park is alive with history. Visitors can see remnants of a nineteenth-century steamship and two ghost towns that have been reclaimed by the sandhill wilderness, which is home to diverse and imperiled native species. Look out over the river, or stop by Little Gem Spring, and you are treading on storied ground.
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Every Stamp Is A Story
The Columbus Cemetery, established in 1860 consists of 23 graves -- the earliest recorded in it is 1862. The stones in the cemetery are made of various materials, including granite, marble and metal, and are in different conditions of repair. The last known burial in the cemetery was 1973.
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