“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Crestview in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Okaloosa County

Okaloosa County Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. McNair, March 24, 2014
1. Okaloosa County Marker
Inscription. Okaloosa is one of the newer counties of northwest Florida. It was created by the State Legislature in 1915 from land taken from Santa Rosa and Walton Counties. The influence of State Senator W.H. Mapoles of Crestview was an important factor in the creation of the county. Okaloosa contains extensive agricultural and forest industries, popular gulf coast fishing and bathing resorts, and important military installations. The county seat is Crestview.
Erected 1962 by the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-77.)
Location. 30° 45.682′ N, 86° 34.341′ W. Marker is in Crestview, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East James Lee Boulevard (U.S. 90) and East Cedar Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located near the north steps to the Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East James Lee Boulevard, Crestview FL 32536, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Okaloosa County (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crestview Lodge #364 F&AM PHA
Okaloosa County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By K. McNair, March 24, 2014
2. Okaloosa County Courthouse
(approx. mile away); Carver-Hill H.S. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Bethel Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Baker High School (approx. 6.7 miles away).
Also see . . .  Okaloosa County History. (Submitted on March 24, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Additional comments.
1. Marker removed -hopefully temporarily.
The marker near the Okaloosa County Courthouse has been removed as the courthouse is set to be demolished so a new courthouse can be built.
    — Submitted October 15, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 137 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 15, 2016.
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