Sources of Information


Springs Eternal
Photo by Jill Heinerth

The history of the Ichetucknee River System and surrounding human cultures has been well documented. We encourage you to explore the sources that intrigue you, as listed below. If your local library doesn’t have the book you want, ask the librarian if s/he can request it through interlibrary loan.

If you know of a good source of information about the Ichetucknee’s history that is not listed here, please tell us about it! See “Contact Us” at the bottom of this page.


Aquiferious:  12 Florida Springs, with Art and Narrative by Margaret Tolbert et al. (includes a chapter on the Ichetucknee), Fidelity Press 2nd ed. © 2010, ISBN # 978 0 615 40617 6

Books by Cynthia Barnett:  Mirage:  Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S. (2008); Blue Revolution:  Unmaking America’s Water Crisis (2011); and Rain:  A Natural and Cultural History (2015)

Excavations on the Franciscan Frontier:  Archaeology at the Fig Springs Mission by Brent Richards Weisman, University Press of Florida, 1992, ISBN-10: 0813011191, ISBN-13: 978-0813011196

Finding the Fountain of Youth:  Ponce de Leon and Florida’s Magical Waters by Rick Kilby, University Press of Florida, 2013, ISBN 978-0-8130-4487-3

Ichetucknee:  Sacred Waters by Steven Earl, University Press of Florida, 2009, ISBN-10: 0813033217, ISBN-13: 978-0813033211, (see especially the Afterword by Jim Stevenson)

Silenced Springs:  Moving from Tragedy to Hope by Robert L. Knight, Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, Gainesville, Florida 2015, ISBN 9-781936-63407-1

Water From Stone:  Archaeology and Conservation at Florida’s Springs by Jason O’Donoughue, University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 2017, ISBN 9781683400097


Articles by Cynthia Barnett

Old Timers Remember – Ichetucknee Springs by Patricia C. Behnke (under the direction of Jim Stevenson) for Florida Department of Environmental Protection, June 2003

Explore Southern History – Blue Hole Spring at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Explore Southern History – Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Florida State Parks – Ichetucknee Springs State Park Home Page

Florida State Parks – Ichetucknee Springs State Park History

Ichetucknee Springs History from the Springs Eternal Project, by Lars Andersen

Ichetucknee River, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Suwannee River Water Management District Ichetucknee Springs Dashboard

Florida Springs Council
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Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute
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Ichetucknee Alliance on Facebook
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