Near Chipley in Washington County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Falling Waters State Park
Park development started in 1963 on this hill, which has an elevation of 322 feet and a limestone base. A stream flowing from the hill plunges over a cliff and disappears through an underground channel. Some sinks and caverns are near the falls, which powered an early grist mill. A pioneer era whisky distillery was nearby. Indians and others mined the area for colorfully pigmented rocks used in making paints and dyes. The area was the scene of early oil-drilling efforts, as well as the site of a one-room school and a large horticultural nursery.
Local Advisory Council
(Members during Initial Development Era)
E.W. Carswell, Ralph C. Carter, Mrs. Jane Horne, W.M. Nelson, Hubert A. Prescott, Mrs. Ola Robertson, W.C. Snaidman.
Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
Robert S. Baynard, E.W. Carswell, Dr. James T. Cook, Dr. Kathryn Abbey Hanna, N. Earl Jones, John D. Pennekamp John Fite Robertson, Mrs. G.T. Smith, Jr.
Local Legislative Delegation
State Sen. Dempsey J. Barron - State Rep. Ralph C. Carter
N.E. "Bill" Miller
Erected 1969 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-174.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1963.
Location. 30° 43.524′ N, 85° 31.723′ W. Marker is near Chipley, Florida, in Washington County. Marker is on State Park Road, 0.6 miles south of Jouner Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at the state park parking area that leads to the Falls. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1130 State Park Rd, Chipley FL 32428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Third Street Historic District (approx. 3.8 miles away); Kudzu Developed Here (approx. 3.8 miles away); Holmes County (approx. 10.1 miles away); Vernon, Florida (approx. 12.9 miles away); Moss Hill (approx. 13.2 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is located in Falling Waters State Park and the park fee is required.
Additional keywords. Water Falls
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