Happy Founders Day Wakulla County
This is the last in our series about Wakulla County’s Founders Day. We have seen so many advances just in my lifetime from working hard to raise your own food, to being able to go to Walmart to buy almost anything. Remember the telephone system, you had to share a line! Wouldn’t our founders be amazed at a cell phone. Take a look at the brief summary of the events and information about Wakulla County. (click on links to learn more about it…)
Antebellum Wakulla Wakulla County was created from Leon County in 1843. It may (although this is disputed) be named for the Timucuan Indian word for “spring of water” or “mysterious water
Civil War During the Civil War, Wakulla County was blockaded from 1861-1865 by a Union squadron at the mouth of the St. Marks River. Confederates took the old Spanish fort site known as San Marcos de Apalache and renamed it Fort Ward.
Geography According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 735.74 square.
Demographics As of the censusof 2000, there were 22,863 people, 8,450 households, and 6,236 families residing in the county.
Places Wakulla County stands out in one statistical category: there is a near-absence of any municipal population in this county of perhaps 27,000
Transportation There are several major routes to pass through in the area, including U.S. Route 98 and U.S. Route 319. Other important roads in the county include State Road 267, State Road 363 and County Road 375.
Education Wakulla County is served by the Wakulla school district with 9 schools.
See also National Register of Historic Places listings in Wakulla County, Florida
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