Walton County, Florida
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Welcome to Walton County, Florida Genealogy Trails!


(Photo Credit to Lisa S. Holley)

Your host for Walton County is  Heather Holley.

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data,
and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.


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Walton County

Farm House
Farm House in Walton County, Florida
ca 1929

Walton County, FL was created in 1824.  It was named after Colonel George Walton, 
  who was Secretary of West Florida during the territorial governorship of Andrew Jackson.  He was the son of George Walton, a former Governor of Georgia, who was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

  Walton county is diverse in its terrain. 
It contains the highest natural point in Florida, Britton Hill, located in northern Walton County, near the town of Lakewood, or 2 miles southeast of Florala, Alabama.  South Walton is known for its beautiful, white sand dune beaches, pristine blue-green waters, and friendly fishing communities.

The county seat is the historic city of DeFuniak Springs, located in the Florida panhandle at the crossroads of Hwy 331S and Interstate 10.  It is home to Lake DeFuniak, a naturally round lake with an approximate circumference of 1 mile.  Situated around this lake are many historical homes, churches, the Chautauqua Hall, and the oldest continuously operating library in the state.  

DeFuniak Springs ~ Freeport ~ Paxton

Towns / Communities

Argyle - Bruce - Eucheanna (Euchee Valley) - Glendale - Grayton Beach - Miramar Beach - Mossy Head - Red Bay -Santa Rosa Beach - Seacrest - Seaside

County Seat: DeFuniak Springs
Year Organized: 1824
Square Miles: 1,028
Estimated Population (2015): 63,508


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Burial Index Museums
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Crime Pioneers
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