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name derives from a Choctaw Indian term
for "black water".
The area is renowned for its pristine
black water streams.
County was the dream of colorful and
controversial William Mapoles, a State
Representative for Walton County. The
geographic isolation of the area ignited
the desire for a separate county. Mr.
Mapoles introduced the first bill to
create the new county in 1913. The
proposed name was Yellow River County,
later changed to Wilson County, Woodrow
Wilson being President at the time. On
September 7, 1915, Okaloosa County was
created and named by Mr Mapoles after a
river steamboat that traveled from
Milton to Pensacola.
There was a
hot rivalry among Milligan, Laurel Hill,
Baker and Crestview for the honor of
being chosen a permanent County seat,
with Crestview being chosen in April of
the highest point in Florida is 345 feet
above sea level.
Much of the county is contained within
Eglin Air Force Base.
National protected areas include part of
the Choctawhatchee National Forest and
part of the Gulf Islands National
Crestview~ Destin ~ Fort Walton Beach ~
Laurel Hill ~ Mary Esther ~ Niceville ~
Cinco Bayou ~ Shalimar
Eglin AFB ~ Lake Lorraine ~ Ocean City ~
Other Unincorporated Communities
Baker ~ Blackman ~ Bluewater Bay ~
Campton ~ Deerland ~ Dorcas ~ Escambia
Farms ~ Florosa ~
Garden City ~ Holt ~ Milligan ~ Okaloosa
Island ~ Seminole ~ Svea ~ Timpoochee ~
Villa Tasso ~ Wynn Haven Beach
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Histories / Records
Bibles and Records
2018: 1920 News -
Public Hanging; Turner
Summer Break! See you in
2018: Mount Olive
River Cemetery (52)
Deaths (88); 1943
1909 News Item:
(11), and births
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