Troy Spring State Park

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Troy Spring State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Troy Spring State Park
Map showing the location of Troy Spring State Park
LocationLafayette and Suwannee counties, Florida, United States
Nearest cityBranford, Florida
Coordinates30°0′21″N 82°59′49″W / 30.00583°N 82.99694°W / 30.00583; -82.99694Coordinates: 30°0′21″N 82°59′49″W / 30.00583°N 82.99694°W / 30.00583; -82.99694
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection

Troy Spring State Park is a Florida State Park, located approximately six miles north of Branford, off US 27. It contains one of the state's 33 first magnitude springs.

At the bottom of the Troy Spring is the sunken Confederate sidewheel paddle steamer Madison, which had been owned and captained by James Felix Tucker. Tucker scuttled Madison in September 1863 to prevent her from falling into Union hands during the American Civil War.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ "The Madison :Scuttled in Troy Spring Run". Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Troy Springs on the Historic Suwannee River". Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  3. ^ Gaines, W. Craig, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks, Louisiana State University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8071-3274-6, p. 42.

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