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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. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 30° 45.682′ N, 86° 34.341′ W. Marker was in Crestview, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker could 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 was at or near this postal address: 101 East James Lee Boulevard, Crestview FL 32536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Okaloosa County (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Okaloosa County Veterans Memorial
Okaloosa County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By K. McNair, March 24, 2014
2. Okaloosa County Courthouse
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Concord Lodge No. 50 F & AM (about 400 feet away); Crestview Lodge #364 F&AM PHA (approx. mile away); Carver-Hill H.S. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Bethel Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Confederate Park (approx. 4.7 miles away); Baker High School (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crestview.
 
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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Okaloosa County Marker & pole no longer located to right of entry sidewalk. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
3. Okaloosa County Marker & pole no longer located to right of entry sidewalk.
Marker apparently removed pending demolition/reconstruction of Okaloosa County Courthouse expected to take some 2 years
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 29, 2016.
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