Panacea, Florida

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Coordinates: 30°01′53″N 84°23′37″W / 30.031278°N 84.393539°W / 30.031278; -84.393539

Panacea, Florida
Unincorporated community
Skyline of Panacea, Florida
Panacea, Florida is located in Florida
Panacea, Florida
Panacea, Florida
Location in Wakulla County and the state of Florida.
Coordinates: 30°01′53″N 84°23′37″W / 30.03139°N 84.39361°W / 30.03139; -84.39361
Country United States
State Florida
Counties Wakulla
Founded 1895[2]
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2017)
 • Total 816[1]
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website www.visitpanacea.com

Panacea is an unincorporated community in Wakulla County, Florida, United States.[3]

History[edit]

The community was known as Smith Springs until 1893 when some Bostonians purchased the land about the five springs here and renamed the town Panacea, after the goddess of universal remedy, because of the curative properties of the waters.[4][5]Most of the development in the area was destroyed by a hurricane in 1928.[6]

During the Civil War a large plant here supplied salt for much of western Florida.[7]

Transportation[edit]

The Wakulla County Airport is located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Panacea. It is the only airport in Wakulla County.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://suburbanstats.org/population/florida/how-many-people-live-in-panacea
  2. ^ https://www.floridamemory.com/blog/tag/panacea/
  3. ^ "Panacea, Florida". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1939), Florida. A Guide to the Southernmost State, New York: Oxford University Press, p. 487 
  5. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 97. 
  6. ^ https://www.mapquest.com/us/fl/panacea-282029414
  7. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1939), Florida. A Guide to the Southernmost State, New York: Oxford University Press, p. 487 
  8. ^ Wakulla County Airport

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