“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Bay County, Florida

Clickable Map of Bay County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bay County, FL (14) Calhoun County, FL (8) Gulf County, FL (11) Jackson County, FL (36) Walton County, FL (14) Washington County, FL (9)  BayCounty(14) Bay County (14)  CalhounCounty(8) Calhoun County (8)  GulfCounty(11) Gulf County (11)  JacksonCounty(36) Jackson County (36)  WaltonCounty(14) Walton County (14)  WashingtonCounty(9) Washington County (9)
Panama City is the county seat for Bay County
Adjacent to Bay County, Florida
      Calhoun County (8)  
      Gulf County (11)  
      Jackson County (36)  
      Walton County (14)  
      Washington County (9)  
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1Florida, Bay County, Callaway — F-728 — Old Callaway One-Room School House
On Beulah Avenue, 0.1 miles south of Minneola Street, on the right when traveling south.
The Callaway School House was built in 1911 (two years prior to the creation of Bay County in 1913) on the SW corner of Beulah Avenue and Letohattchee Street. Callaway had been surveyed and platted in 1908 by Pitt Milner Callaway for whom the . . . Map (db m73287) HM
2Florida, Bay County, Mexico Beach — Vamar(formerly Eleanor Bolling)
On U.S. 98 at Canal Parkway, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 98.
Built in 1919 for the British Navy, this 170-foot steamer originally was christened Kilmarnock. Admiral Richard E. Byrd purchased the ship for use in his Antarctic expedition of 1928-30 and renamed her Eleanor Bolling in honor of . . . Map (db m73753) HM
3Florida, Bay County, Panama City — F-657 — John Christo, Senior
On West Beach Drive at Balboa Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Beach Drive.
(side A) Built in 1927 by A.A. Payne, a banker, and bought by John Christo, Sr., the house is significant in architecture, a mixture of styles typical of the late 19th and early 20th centuries which includes Neo-Colonial Revival and . . . Map (db m42117) HM
4Florida, Bay County, Panama City — F-154 — Panama City Airport
On Airport Road (County Road 391), on the left when traveling west.
Established 1945 on Fannin Field Panama City-Bay County Airport 1964 Panama City-Bay County Airport and Industrial District 1967 Developed and controlled by Representative Airport Authorities in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Agency Control . . . Map (db m8150) HM
5Florida, Bay County, Panama City — F-315 — Robert Lee McKenzie's Home and Office
On East 3rd Court at Park Street, on the right when traveling west on East 3rd Court.
(Front Side): The McKenzie House is a large two-story clapboard frame dwelling built in the Dutch Colonial style typical of the turn of the century houses still standing in Northern Michigan. It was built 1909 by Belle Booth who married R. . . . Map (db m8155) HM
6Florida, Bay County, Panama City — F-1098 — Rosenwald High School
On Bay Avenue at East 9th Court, on the left when traveling south on Bay Avenue.
Side 1 In 1913, Jewish philanthropist and Sears, Roebuck and Company chairman, Julius Rosenwald, joined African American rights activist Booker T. Washington of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute to help support a project to design and . . . Map (db m192362) HM
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7Florida, Bay County, Panama City — Salt Kettle
On Chestnut Avenue (Business U.S. 98) at West 9th Street, on the right when traveling north on Chestnut Avenue.
. . . Map (db m8163) HM
8Florida, Bay County, Panama City — F-425 — St. Andrew Skirmish
On West Beach Drive (Business U.S. 98) at Friendship Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Beach Drive.
Near this site on March 20, 1863, Confederate soldiers commanded by Captain Walter J. Robinson repelled a landing by Union sailors led by Acting Master James Folger of the blockading vessel U.S.S. Roebuck. The 11-man scouting party of Union . . . Map (db m8160) HM
9Florida, Bay County, Panama City — F-603 — St. Andrew(s) School
On West 15th Street at Beck Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West 15th Street.
The first school in St. Andrew, a community established ca. 1827, was built in 1850. That building burned down. The second school was a two-story wooden structure with two large rooms on each floor. The school had four teachers and 100 students. In . . . Map (db m42116) HM
10Florida, Bay County, Panama City — F-23 — St. Andrews Bay Skirmish
On West Beach Drive (U.S. Bus 98) just west of Fairland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Reported missing.
The U.S. bark Roebuck, commanded by John Sherrill, was sent to St. Andrews Bay to prevent blockade running. On March 20, 1863, an 11-man scouting party landed in this vicinity to secure fresh drinking water. They were attacked by Confederates . . . Map (db m129811) HM
11Florida, Bay County, Panama City — F-479 — The Gideon Versus Wainwright Case
On McKenzie Avenue, 0.1 miles south of East 4th Street, on the left when traveling south.
This is the site of the landmark Gideon case, after which the Public Defender system was established in Florida and throughout the nation. In 1961, Clarence Earl Gideon (1910-1972) stood trial in this courthouse for the felony of burglary. Lacking . . . Map (db m42115) HM
12Florida, Bay County, Panama City — The Old Sentry
Near West 10th Street (State Road 30) at Beck Avenue (Alternate U.S. 98), on the left when traveling west.
This Heritage Oak Tree is estimated to be over 250 years old It was standing during The War Between the States as if a Sentry standing guard over Old St Andrews BayMap (db m87324) HM
13Florida, Bay County, Panama City — F-477 — The St. Andrew Bay Saltworks
On West Beach Drive (Business U.S. 98) at East Caroline Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on West Beach Drive.
Between 1861 and 1865, the St. Andrew Bay Saltworks, one of the largest producers of salt in the South, contributed to the Confederate cause by providing salt, fish, and cattle for southern troops and citizens. A necessary preservative in those . . . Map (db m8158) HM
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14Florida, Bay County, Parker — F-459 — Site of Loftin's Ferry
On Pitts Avenue, 0.1 miles south of Aster Street, on the right when traveling south.
Loftin’s Ferry, on Pitts Avenue, which later became Parker, was an important part of the major land route called the “Military Road” that ran from Apalachicola through St. Joseph to Marianna and beyond. This road, constructed from 1836 . . . Map (db m42114) HM
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Jan. 31, 2023