Introduction to Live Oak, Florida
Live Oak History
The city of "Live Oak" was named after a large shade tree that served as a community meeting place. Live Oak is the county seat of Suwannee County, which was founded on December 21st, 1858. The county was named after the Suwannee River.
Live Oak and Nearby Attractions
- Olustee Battlefield State Monument
- Suwannee County Historical Museum
- Peacock Springs State Park
- Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
- Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center
- Florida Museum of Natural History
Things To Do In Live Oak
The Suwannee County Historical Museum houses exhibits of historical importance. The Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center, which is near Live Oak, honors the works of the American composer Stephen Foster. Olustee Battlefield State Monument, the site of a Civil War battle that took place in 1864, is a historical site in close proximity to the Osceola National Forest. The Suwannee River State Park features nature trails and offers facilities for camping, fishing, canoeing, boating, and picnicking. The 3,782-acre Big Shoals State Park has whitewater rapids. This park, as well as Peacock Springs State Park, also offers opportunities for scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking. The city of Live Oak hosts the Suwanee County Fair, and Suwanne River Fall Jubilee every year.
Live Oak Transportation
Valdosta Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.
Live Oak Higher Education
Santa Fe Community College, Valdosta State University, and University of Florida are some of the colleges close to Live Oak.