Where Healing Waters FlowOn May 18, 1539, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto reached the shores of what is now Tampa Bay, landing near these mineral springs used by the native population for nearly 10,000 years. Believing he had found the legendary Fountain of Youth somehow missed by Ponce de Leon, de Soto established a camp here, naming the crystal waters Espiritu Santo Springs - "Springs of the Holy Spirit."
|Placed By||The Safety Harbor Resort and Spa and Florida Department of State, Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 334040 N 3097349|
|Decimal Degrees||27.99096667, -82.68763333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 27° 59.458', W 82° 41.258'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||27° 59' 27.48" N, 82° 41' 15.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 114-274 N Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor FL 34695, US|
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