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Historical Markers in Calhoun County, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Calhoun County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Calhoun County, FL (8) Bay County, FL (14) Gadsden County, FL (27) Gulf County, FL (11) Jackson County, FL (36) Liberty County, FL (2)  CalhounCounty(8) Calhoun County (8)  BayCounty(14) Bay County (14)  GadsdenCounty(27) Gadsden County (27)  GulfCounty(11) Gulf County (11)  JacksonCounty(36) Jackson County (36)  LibertyCounty(2) Liberty County (2)
Blountstown is the county seat for Calhoun County
Adjacent to Calhoun County, Florida
      Bay County (14)  
      Gadsden County (27)  
      Gulf County (11)  
      Jackson County (36)  
      Liberty County (2)  
 
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1Florida, Calhoun County, Altha — F-481 — Altha Methodist Church
On North Main Street (Florida Route 71) just south of Chipola Street (County Route 274), on the right when traveling north.
The Richards family had a long history of building churches in Northwest Florida. Daniel Thomas Richards (1825-1879), survivor of an Indian attack on Fort Richards/Fort Place, and son of Rev. John G. Richards of Wewahitchka, built Moss Hill . . . Map (db m177686) HM
2Florida, Calhoun County, Altha — F-482 — Richards Cemetery
On Chipola Street (County Route 274) 1.3 miles west of North Main Street (Florida Route 71), on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
On this site are the remains of early area settlers, the Richards family. As a prominent Virginia Colonial family, George Richards (1727-1818) was with Washington at Braddocks Defeat (1755), and with his sons in the Revolutionary War (1776). The . . . Map (db m186749) HM
3Florida, Calhoun County, Blountstown — F-348 — "Old Blountstown" Courthouse
On River Street, 0.1 miles south of Hay Street, on the left when traveling south.
Side 1 Following the Civil War, a growing number of steamboats plied the waters of the Apalachicola River, busily transporting passengers, agricultural products and manufactured goods between the Gulf of Mexico and upstream locations in Florida, . . . Map (db m167156) HM
4Florida, Calhoun County, Blountstown — F-347 — Abe Springs Bluff Courthouse
On County Route 275 at Abe Springs Road, on the right when traveling south on County Route 275.
Side 1 Abe Springs Bluff was Calhoun County's second county seat -- from 1849 to 1880. About 4/10 mile west of here, at a remote location overlooking the Chipola River, stood the one-story wood frame courthouse that housed county courts and . . . Map (db m167139) HM
5Florida, Calhoun County, Blountstown — F-120 — Blunt Reservation and Fields
On Central Avenue (State Road 20) at Main Street (State Road 71), on the right when traveling west on Central Avenue.
This is the western boundary of a reservation set aside by the treaty of Fort Moultrie and given to John Blunt (Blount) one of the six principal chiefs of the Florida Indians. The Apalachicola River was the eastern boundary. The treaty was ratified . . . Map (db m78029) HM
6Florida, Calhoun County, Blountstown — F-324 — Cochranetown - Corakko Talofv
On East Central Avenue (State Road 20) at Main Street (State Road 71), on the right when traveling west on East Central Avenue.
(This is Florida's first bi-lingual marker. The second language is Apalachicola Muskogee/Creek.) Apalachicola Creek Indians permanently settled Calhoun County in 1815; wars forced them out of Alabama. A new Tribal Town was built by Chief Tuskie . . . Map (db m48489) HM
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7Florida, Calhoun County, Blountstown — Governor Fuller WarrenBorn 11/03/05 - Died 09/23/73
On State Road 69 at Elijah Morris Road, on the right when traveling north on State Road 69.
To the east lies the burial site of Fuller Warren, Governor of Florida from 1949 to 1953. A World War II veteran, Governor Warren also served in the State House of Representatives. As Governor, he sponsored many important legislative initiatives . . . Map (db m110977) HM
8Florida, Calhoun County, Blountstown — F-339 — M & B Railroad
On Railroad Avenue at North Pear Street, on the right when traveling west on Railroad Avenue.
For 63 years (1909-1972) the Marianna and Blountstown Railroad was Calhoun County's link to the railroads and commerce of the nation. Sometimes known as "Many Bumps" or "Meat and Bread," the M&B had a significant impact on the lives of Calhoun . . . Map (db m167160) HM
 
 
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Jan. 28, 2023