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Falling Waters State Park Marker reverse image, Touch for more information
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
Falling Waters State Park Marker reverse
Florida (Washington County), Chipley — F-174 — 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, . . . — Map (db m73295) HM
Florida (Washington County), Chipley — F-139 — Kudzu Developed Here
Kudzu, brought to this country from Asia as an ornamental, was developed near here in the early part of the Twentieth Century and given to the world as a soil-saving, high-protein forage plant by Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Pleas. The fast-growing, . . . — Map (db m73294) HM
Florida (Washington County), Chipley — South Third Street Historic District
Designated a Historic District in 1989. This street is one of the first residential areas in Chipley. Though a railroad town in the beginning, Chipley was, and remains primarily an agricultural center. Notable due to the array of late 19th & 20th . . . — Map (db m110516) HM
Florida (Washington County), Vernon — F-108 — Moss Hill
Early settlers, attracted by the fertile Coosada (later Holmes) Old Fields, established a log schoolhouse Methodist mission near here soon after Spain ceded Florida to the United Stated in 1820. The first Methodist ministerial assignment between the . . . — Map (db m73292) HM
Florida (Washington County), Vernon — F-507 — Vernon, Florida
In the 1820s, settlers arrived in the area around present-day Vernon. One of the earliest was Stephen J. Roche who built a trading post on Holmes Creek and called it “Roche’s Bluff.” The town of Vernon developed near the trading post. On . . . — Map (db m73293) HM

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