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Happy Birthday Wakulla County March 11, 1843

WakullaCoLogo.largeWakulla 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.” This is in reference to Wakulla County’s greatest natural attraction, Wakulla Springs, which is one of the world’s largest freshwater springs, both in terms of depth and water flow. In 1974, the water flow was measured at 1.23 billion US gallons (4,700,000 m3) per day—the greatest recorded flow ever for a single spring. Source Wikipedia Wakulla County, Florida


Tuesday Night – You Will Be Surprised To Learn….

Forbes Purchase - Most Unusual Event for Wakulla County

WCHS Regular Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. at the library. The Forbes Purchase, speaker will be Brent Thurmond.
By Brent Thurmond

Many of you might be surprised to know some of the things that make Wakulla County unique.  One such thing is the fact that most of the property in our county was part of an unusual purchase of land.

Happy Founders Day Wakulla County March 11, 1843

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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 267State 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

Reference: Wikipedia.com Visit Wikipedia.com for more about Wakulla County, Florida.

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