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
Director, State Board of Parks
N.E. "Bill" Miller
Erected 1969 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-174.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is located at the state park parking area that leads to the Falls. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1130 State Park Rd, Chipley FL 32428, United States of America.
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.
Also see . . . Falling Waters State Park. Florida Division of Recreation and Parks (Submitted on April 29, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
Additional keywords. Water Falls
Categories. • Natural Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 28, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.