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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 County, created by the Florida State Legislature in 1915, was formed from parts of Santa Rosa and Walton Counties. The influence of W.H. Mapoles, Sr., then a legislative representative from Walton County, was an important factor in the creation of the county. The name chosen for the new county was derived from Indian words variously interpreted as “ black water,” “pleasant place,” or “a place of rest.” The first county seat was Milligan, a sawmill town. In 1917, Crestview was selected as the permanent county seat. Okaloosa County's economy is based on agriculture, forestry, and tourism.
 
Erected 1975 by the Board of County Commissioners, Okaloosa County in cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-233.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 30° 45.661′ N, 86° 34.337′ W. Marker was in Crestview, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Main Street North and West Pine Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located near the south 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 (within shouting distance of this marker);
Okaloosa County Courthouse Southside image. Click for full size.
By K. McNair, March 24, 2014
2. Okaloosa County Courthouse Southside
Concord Lodge No. 50 F & AM (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crestview Lodge #364 F&AM PHA (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carver-Hill H.S. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Bethel Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Confederate Park (approx. 4.8 miles away); Baker High School (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crestview.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
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.

 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Pole of Missing marker (to left of flag pole). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
3. Pole of Missing marker (to left of flag pole).
Marker apparently removed pending demolition/reconstruction of Okaloosa County Courthouse expected to take some 2 years.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on October 29, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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