Celebrating 200 Years!

Dated: February 6 2024

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This year marks the 200th anniversary of Walton County's founding in 1824, an event of significant historical and cultural importance. Once sprawling over what now includes parts of Washington, Holmes, and Okaloosa Counties, Walton County's rich history and heritage span a vast and dynamic landscape that has evolved over two centuries. To commemorate this milestone, a series of engaging projects and events are underway, designed to celebrate and educate.

A focal point of the bicentennial celebrations is the launch of a dedicated website, a digital portal that will offer an in-depth look into Walton County's past through articles, photographs, and videos. This initiative promises to be a treasure trove of information, bringing the county's history to life in vibrant detail.

Adding a personal touch to the historical journey, the weekly video series "Reflections of Walton County" will feature interviews with residents who have direct ties to the county's history, whether through their actions or their ancestry. This series aims to provide a weekly dose of education, information, and entertainment, offering unique insights into the lives that have shaped Walton County over the years. You can watch each week’s episode on the Walton County YouTube channel here.

As we delve into the pages of time, these celebrations and projects invite the community and visitors alike to explore the rich tapestry of Walton County's history. It's an opportunity to reflect, learn, and celebrate the enduring spirit and legacy of this unique region. Join us in honoring the past, embracing the present, and looking forward to the future of Walton County.

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