Welcome to Wellborn!
Wellborn is located in North Central Florida in eastern Suwannee County, near the border of Columbia County. It is about halfway between Lake City and Live Oak just off Highway 90. Wellborn’s close proximity to I-10 and I-75 makes it a convenient travel distance from Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Valdosta and Gainesville, with Orlando and Tampa both less than three hours away. Fishing in the rivers or lakes and swimming in the many neighboring springs are major pastimes. The first records of Wellborn’s settlement begin around the 1840s, and Wellborn was a railroad station as early as the 1860s. Many of today’s Wellborn families can trace their roots back to this period of time.
Since 1994, our annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival, which takes place in downtown Wellborn’s Andrews Square, has served to celebrate the harvest of blueberries in the summer, and as the primary fundraiser for the WCA, in support of our goal to enhance community life in Wellborn and its surrounding areas. You can read more about the our aims on the About the WCA page, and more about the festival here.
Our monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast, featuring our famous blueberry pancakes, is held on the first Saturday of each month from 7:30am until 10:00am at our community center (1340 8th Ave., Wellborn, FL 32094). The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children, with all proceeds furthering the goal of the WCA. The date of the next breakfast can be found in our **upcoming events**.
Supported by the funds raised over the course of the year by the Blueberry Festival and our monthly breakfasts, we sponsor a variety of annual events to enhance the Wellborn community, including our various holiday parties and our back-to-school program. More information can be found on our Calendar page.