“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 Washington County, Florida

Clickable Map of Washington 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> Washington County, FL (9) Bay County, FL (14) Holmes County, FL (4) Jackson County, FL (36) Walton County, FL (14)  WashingtonCounty(9) Washington County (9)  BayCounty(14) Bay County (14)  HolmesCounty(4) Holmes County (4)  JacksonCounty(36) Jackson County (36)  WaltonCounty(14) Walton County (14)
Chipley is the county seat for Washington County
Adjacent to Washington County, Florida
      Bay County (14)  
      Holmes County (4)  
      Jackson County (36)  
      Walton County (14)  
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1 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
2 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
3 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
4 Florida, Washington County, Hinson's Crossroads — Hinson's Crossroads
The desire to homestead some land brought two brothers, Harrison and Joshua Hinson, to this place. In approximately 1887, the two brothers, along with Joshua's oldest son, Oscar, brought five hogs to this area. They explored the land, released the . . . Map (db m200364) HM
5 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
6 Florida, Washington County, Vernon — Native Americans in Holmes Valley
Washington County was a center for Native American activity for thousands of years and became the scene of military action during the Creek War of 1813-1814 & First Seminole War of 1817-1818. A Red Stick chief named Holms (Holmes) left Alabama . . . Map (db m148539) HM
7 Florida, Washington County, Vernon — F-1087 — Shady Grove Elementary School For African American Children
Side 1 In the 1950s, there was a broad effort in the South to expand African American education and preserve the dual school system. To centralize the education of African American students in Vernon and the surrounding area, the Washington . . . Map (db m200357) HM
8 Florida, Washington County, Vernon — F-1116 — Vernon Old School
In 1931, during the Great Depression, Vernon High School was constructed for white students in grades one through twelve with eight classrooms, offices, and an auditorium. In 1947, four junior-high and nine elementary classrooms were added, which . . . Map (db m199929) HM
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9 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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Jun. 5, 2023