Turkey Crossing is a residential community located in Fort White, Florida. This small town sits nestled in the southwestern region of Columbia County at the intersection of Florida State Road 47 and U.S. Route 27. Lake City, the seat of Columbia County, is 20 miles to the north of Fort White, while Trenton is 23 miles to the south. In 1836, the United States military built Fort White to protect residents of the Cow Creek settlement during the Second Seminole War. Fort White was near the Santa Fe River, so it became the distribution point for steamboats bringing supplies for the other forts in the area. Fort White was incorporated as a town in 1884 and experienced steady growth with the arrival of the railroad in 1888. For many years, turpentine, phosphate mining, and farming were the pillars of the town's economy. One of Fort White's best features is Ichetucknee River and Springs, located just four miles from Turkey Crossing. Up until the 1970s, not very many outsiders knew of these springs or knew their location. The unpaved road leading to the private property didn't show up on any map nor did it have markers. Nevertheless, the state of Florida bought the Ichetucknee land along with its spring and the portion of the river that ran through it. The United States went on to declare the head spring of the river a National Landmark in 1972.
Owning a home in the Turkey Crossing residents in a perfect environment for those looking for a small town vibe and good old American country living. Dozens of natural spaces surround Turkey Crossing. One example is Alligator Lake Park located at 420 Southeast Alligator Glen in Lake City. The 1,000-acre recreation area has a playground, canoe launch, and walking trails, plus picnic shelters and fishing. Then you have Big Shoals State Park with a visitors center located at 11330 SE Co Road 135 in White Springs, featuring Limestone bluffs and the most prominent whitewater rapids in all of Florida. In addition to that, the park offers visitors 28 miles of nature and hiking trails, as well as some of the best freshwater fishing in the state. If you’re looking for something more exciting to do, hop on Interstate 10 East and Jacksonville, Florida, is only an hour away. Once there, you can go to places like Amelia Island. Amelia Island hosts several annual events such as the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, the Amelia Island Blues Festival, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, and the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, which has more than 150,000 visitors every year. On top of that, there are six golf courses on Amelia Island, including The Amelia Island Club, the Golf Club of Amelia Island, and the Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
Real estate at Turkey Crossing in Fort White, Florida, is comprised of single-family homes that include Ranch, Cottage, French Provincial, Mediterranean, Classical, European, and custom built designs. Houses for sale in Turkey Crossing feature various kinds of architectural plans and offer many unique amenities, such as modern kitchens, stone fireplaces, jacuzzi jetted garden tubs, hardwood floors, atrium doors, stainless steel appliances, and more. Property listings around the Turkey Crossing area also feature apartments and townhomes. Additionally, you can find lots for sale near Turkey Crossing ranging in size from half an acre to 38 acres. For more information about properties for sale at Turkey Crossing in Fort White, Florida, don't hesitate to contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour.