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DeFuniak Springs in Walton County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Eucheeanna Community

1st County Seat for Walton County

 

—1828-1885 —

 
Eucheeanna Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
1. Eucheeanna Community Marker
Inscription. Eucheeanna, the first Scottish settlement in territorial Florida, was named in honor of the Euchee Indians. Tradition holds that the first slave child was born in the settlement. Eucheeanna consisted of a school, court house, jail, Masonic and Odd Fellows halls, general stores, a sawmill and a grist mill. The first monument in Florida erected to confederate dead was located in Eucheeanna in 1868 by the Ladies’ Monument Association. At that time, Eucheeanna was the county seat for Walton County until the court house was burned by an arsonist in May, 1885. On May 27, 1886, a commission approved moving the Walton County seat to DeFuniak Springs. Finally, the monument was moved to Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church and later moved to DeFuniak Springs. The Civil War came to Eucheeanna on September 23, 1864 when the federal troops, under General Ashboth, came to raze and plunder on their way to Marianna and Tallahassee.
 
Erected 2006 by Walton County Board of County Commissioners and The Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-567.)
 
Location. 30° 38.525′ N, 86° 2.725′ W. Marker is in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, in Walton County. Marker is at the intersection of McKinnon Bridge Rd and Red Hill Road, on the
Eucheeanna Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
2. Eucheeanna Community Marker
left when traveling south on McKinnon Bridge Rd. Click for map. Marker located on the grounds of the Eucheeanna Community Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 McKinnon Bridge Rd, Ponce de Leon FL 32455, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church And Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Knox Hill Academy (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood (approx. 6.7 miles away); Florida Education Association: The Beginning (approx. 6.7 miles away); Walton-DeFuniak Library (approx. 6.7 miles away); Florida's First Confederate Monument (approx. 6.7 miles away); Walton County Confederate Monument (approx. 6.7 miles away); Cosson Family Tragedy (approx. 7.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in DeFuniak Springs.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Eucheeanna Community Center image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
3. Eucheeanna Community Center
Eucheeanna Community Center image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
4. Eucheeanna Community Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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