Dedicated to Free Genealogy
Holley, Walton County Site Coordinator
to Lisa S. 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.
that we are unable to
perform personal research.
would like to offer help to others in
County, please let us know.
Home of Sun, Surf
& Friendly Folks!
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
Walton county is diverse in its
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.
House in Walton County,
DeFuniak Springs ~
Freeport ~ Paxton
Towns / Communities
Alaqua - Almarante -
Argyle - Bruce - Clear Springs -
Cluster Springs - Darlington -
Eucheanna (Euchee Valley) -
Flowersview - Gaskin - Glendale -
Grayton Beach - Iona - Jackson Still
- Lakewood - Liberty - Magnolia -
Miramar Beach - Mossy Head - Natural
Bridge - New Harmony - Oak Grove -
Point Washington - Red Bay -
Rosemary Beach - Santa Rosa Beach -
Seacrest - Seagrove - Seaside
County Seat: DeFuniak
Year Organized: 1824
Square Miles: 1,028
Estimated Population (2016): 65,889
Attics, Closets, Barns, and Storage!
off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!
If you are
interested in adding your families'
information to this website, Email Us.
We'll be happy to help your families'
obituaries, news items, and other
historical data find a home here
at Florida Genealogy Trails, where it will
remain free for all to view.
| Marriage Notices
| Birth Notices
Native Americans of Walton
| Census Data
| County Officials
|| Tax Lists
|| Voter Lists
2017 -- 1910 Newspaper
marriage, obits, news; 1971
military, birth, marriage,
obits; Updated cemeteries;
Antioch Cemetery; 1850-1859
Births; Biographies - Adams,
Holley & Nowling
Very special Thank
You to Ms. Shirley
all her hard work as she
continues transcribing 1971
August 2017 -- 1971 Misc
Obits, Marriages, Military,
Births 1910 Misc Obits, News,
Marriages; 1911-1919 Death
Index; U.S.S. Franklin: Thomas
Cosson; U.S.S. Indianapolis:
July 2017 -- Divorces
1927-1934, Churches, 1974 Misc
Marriage Announcements, 1974
Misc Military Announcements,
1974 Misc Obits, County
Officials- 1887 to present, 1974
News: Million Dollar
Damage, County history,
1900-1910 Deaths, Research
Assistance, Heritage Museum,
Town/City info, 1920-1925 Death
Index, 1860-1880 Mortality
Index, 1st Florida Union Cavalry,
Walton County Books, Sheriffs of
Walton County, Disasters -
Cosson Family Tragedy, 1867-1868
Registration List, DeFuniak
Very special Thank
You to Ms.
Sharon Marsh for the
permission to include her work
on the 1st
Cavalry Be sure to
check out her blog
on Northwest Florida
history and research as
June 2017 -- 1885 Marriages,
1890 Marriages, 1910 Marriages,
1974 Death Index, Misc 1974 Obits,
Misc 1985 Obits, Misc 2017
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"There are only
two lasting bequests we can give our
children - one is roots, and the other,
wings." — Hodding S. Carter