House, Walton County: D. Stuart Gillis, DeFuniak Springs
Reprinted from The Morning News, Savannah, Georgia, August 12, 1894, page 11. AFTER SPANISH GOLD. To Renew the Search for Pirates’ Treasure. Deposits Supposed to Exist in Florida, Near Pensacola—Fate Interrupted a Search—Efforts to Form a Syndicate of Moneyed Men to Renew the Investigation—Capital Needed. From the New York Advertiser…. Continue reading
By Anna Reardon, Staff Writer, DeFuniak Springs Herald-Breeze, December 28, 1972, Page 1Published by the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County, Volume XIX, Number 66, Winter 1995, Pages 52-53. The man for whom the town of DeFuniak Springs was named, was a Frenchman, according to his grandson, Colonel William Q. DeFuniak… Continue reading
Source: De Funiak Springs and Walton County, Florida; compiled by Chas. F. Turner; unknown pub. date
Highway 90 Drive-in in DeFuniak Springs Trail Drive-in in DeFuniak Springs Starlite Drive-in in Paxton/Laurel Hill If you have any information about these movie drive-ins, please write to DianeMerkel@cox.net.
Santa Rosa Beach Destin Log – July 18, 1984 The Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation would like to find the map referenced in this article: If you have information about the map or know where John Andrew Fleury is now, please contact Diane Merkel at DianeMerkel@cox.net.
Note: The following article was compiled from numerous articles published over the years. Please leave a comment or send an email to WaltonCountyHeritage@cox.net if you can correct or clarify this brief history. Thank you! A ferry was established in 1921 that linked Point Washington with the northern communities of Walton… Continue reading
Class Number of Graduates 1907 4 1908 1 1909 None 1910 2 1911 10 1912 3 1913 4 1914 4 1915 7 1916 3 1917 10 1918 9 1919 19 1920 19 1921 17 1922 18 1923 14 1924 15 1925 10 1926 28 1927 20 1928 30 The first… Continue reading
As of March 16, 1913 (This was before Okaloosa County was formed and before the eastern part of Santa Rosa peninsula left Washington County to become the southern part of Walton County.) Argyle Bearhead Bolton Bruce Crestview Darlington Dearland DeFuniak Dorcas Ealum Freeport Garden City Glendale Gordon Lakewood Laurel Hill… Continue reading
This advertisement (and similar ones) ran weekly in the Pensacola News Journal during the first quarter of 1906. No follow-up articles have been found, so the fates of the child and his kidnapper remain mysteries. A Hugh A. Douglass is buried in the Euchee Valley Cemetery, but the father of… Continue reading