Gulf County

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Overview
Carved out of Calhoun County on June 6, 1925, Gulf County is one of Florida's youngest counties. The county seat, Port St. Joe, was founded in 1913, and construction of the St. Joe Paper Company's plant in 1937 revitalized the area. The popular fishing site Wewahitchka was the county seat until voters elected to relocate it to Port St. Joe in 1964. Until recently, Port St. Joe was a typical company town, anchored by the paper mill headquarters. The town is near St. Joseph, where Florida's first constitution was drafted in 1838, and which was later destroyed by yellow fever and hurricane surge. Today Gulf County is a thriving, growing area of industrial and recreational resources with nostalgic reminders of a glorious past and a promising future. Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka remain away from the hustle and bustle of large cities.
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ISBN: 9780738543963
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Beverly Mount-Douds is an avid researcher and is actively involved in the genealogical community. She is founder and president of the Gulf County Genealogical Society and has published one other book, Lighthouse Keepers. In this book, she has gathered images from Gulf County citizens to highlight the Forgotten Coast.
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