The Washington County Historical Society hosted an unveiling ceremony today for a new marker at the South Third Street Historic District in Chipley, Florida.
Members of the historical society were hand for the unveiling, as were city and county officials and citizens of the area.
Here’s a quick video clip of the actual unveiling:
The marker was funded by a donation from area author and historian Dale Cox and is the third he has funded in the area.
He indicates that other citizens are joining with him to fund two additional markers that will be placed later this year at Chattahoochee in Gadsden County and Two Egg in Jackson County. Work is also underway to mark historic sites in Holmes County.
The text for the new South Third Street Historic District marker was written by members of the Washington County Historical Society:
SOUTH THIRD STREET
Designated a Historic District in 1989.
This street is one of the first residential areas in Chipley. Though a railroad town in the beginning, Chipley was, and remains primarily an agricultural center. Notable due to an array of late 19th & 20th century homes which served as residences to many of Chipley’s most prominent citizens. The district began developing less than 10 years after Chipley was founded along the tracks of the P&A Railroad, which reached here in 1882. The district appears today essentially as it has since the late 1930s.
The Historic District can be accessed by turning south onto Third Street from Historic U.S. Highway 90 by the Washington County Courthouse. The marker will be straight ahead on your right.
To see the many historic homes in the district, several of which are of the beautiful Queen Anne architectural style, continue past the marker and just drive along the street or enjoy a stroll along the street.
More information is available at the Washington County Historical Society Museum, 685 7th Street, Chipley, Florida 32428.
The museum is open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can visit their website anytime at www.washingtoncountymuseum.org.
You can also learn more about great points of interest in Chipley and Washington County at http://visitwcfla.com/.
Watch for more on Chipley’s South Third Street Historic District here on Two Egg TV in the near future!