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George Washington ImageWashington County was named for George Washington, First President of the United States.  It was created in 1825 from Jackson and Walton Counties.  Washington also borders Bay and Holmes Counties.  Though not actually next to Washington, Calhoun lies nearby.

The county seat is now Chipley, named in honor of Colonel William D. Chipley, a railroad official.  Formerly the county seat was located at Vernon on the banks of Holmes Creek.

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Washington County Links

Washington County Florida's Chamber of Commerce
Washington County, Florida
To See and Do in Washington County <--Local addresses
Washington County (medical info)
Historic Places in Washington County

Washington County Public Library Locations

Chipley Public Library (Main)
672 5th Street
Chipley, FL 32428
850-638-1314
850-638-9499 fax
Director: Linda Norton
hours:
Monday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Ebro Public Library
City Hall
Hwy 79
Ebro, FL 32437
850-535-2842
Mgr. Robert Partlow
hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m - 12 p.m.
*Wednesday 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
* Library staff available during Wednesday afternoon hours

Sam Mitchell Public Library
3731 Roche Ave
(Hwy 79 & 277)
Vernon, FL 32462
850-535-1208
850-535-1208 fax - call first
Mgr. Robert Partlow
hours:
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
**Closed on Saturdays until
Sept 20, 1997**

Wausau Public Library
Town Hall 2nd Ave
Wausau, FL
850-638-2532
Mgr. Susan Cook
hours:
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m
Saturday CLOSED

Microfilm Available at the Chipley Library:

1883-1887 Marriage records - marriage certificate permits
1926 - Marriage records - Boston
1848-1860 Marriage records Jackson County [Florida]
1875 - 1972 General Index to Grooms, Washington County A-Z
1848 - 1972 Marriage Index; Marriage records Washington County Brides; Marriage Index - Jackson County

Florida Territorial Records
1821 - 1824
1834 - 1839
1839 - 1845

Deed Records: 1880-1881

Index to Confederate Soldiers who served from the State of Florida (A-Z) - 9 rolls

Census Records:

1830 - All Florida
1840 - Washington/Jackson
1850 - Holmes/Jackson; Washington
1860 - Holmes/Jackson; Washington
1870 - Washington
1880 - St Johns (part 1); Holmes/Jackson
1885 - Holmes; Jackson; Washington
1900 -  Holmes
1910 - Holmes, Hillsborough, Lafayette; Jackson; Wakulla; Walton/Washington

Washington County Historical Society
Dorothy Odom, Treasurer
1031 Sunday Road
Chipley, Fl 32428
Membership fees:
Student - $5; Individual - $10; Business - $15

Historic Chipley Antique Mall
1368 Railroad Ave N
Chipley, FL 32428
850-638-2535
www.antiqnet.com/chipley/

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