Steinhatchee is a Gulf coastal community in the southern part of Taylor County, Florida. Steinhatchee is located at 33 miles south of the county seat of Perry. Just aross the Steinhatchee River is Jena, which is in Dixie County. The Stein in Steinhatchee is pronounced as if it were spelled Steen, rather than Stine. Steinhatchee means ‘Dead Man’s River’, or ‘Dead Man’s Bay’.
Since the early 19th century, the small village of Steinhatchee played an integral part in the foresting industry, as well as fishing, crabbing, and scalloping. The Steinhatchee River also flows by the community and into the Gulf of Mexico.