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Weeki Wachee Springs named to National Register of Historic Places

Jan. 22, 2020 – It was designated as a state park more than a decade ago, and now the iconic, mermaid-filled Florida springs have landed on the National Register of Historic Places. Weeki Wachee Springs joins the more than 1,800 places in Florida on the list. Hernando County commissioners made the announcement during Tuesday’s meeting. The designation took effect Jan. 22, 2020.

“On behalf of Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee and our historic preservation staff, I congratulate you on achieving this formal recognition of the historic significance of this property,” Ruben Acosta, survey and registration supervisor for the Bureau of Historic Preservation, said in a letter to commissioners. “We appreciate your interest in preserving this important element of Florida’s cultural resources.”