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Interviews held for Jackson County Administrator’s job

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Frank Cianelli: Part of the 1 percent

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How to install a door sweep

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David Melvin gives Commissioners guided tour of Dozier

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How to clean heating and cooling registers

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Dr. W. I. Throssell – paving the way in literature

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Tony Rivera: A man of service

Tony Rivera: A man of service

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Jackson County Employees recognized for longevity

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Jackson County History

Jackson County History

Chipola Historical Trust, Inc. is a non-profit organization composed of volunteers who are dedicated to preservation and restoration of historical properties and memorabilia in the Jackson County area.

The organization is the only group which is totally dedicated to historical projects. They are responsible for purchasing and erecting historical markers, getting qualified properties designated as a National Historical Register property, and generally educating the public in historic matters.

About the Monuments on the Court House Lawn

This week I would like to highlight the signage and monuments which are all across the front of the Courthouse Square. I feel we often see them there, but do not take the time to really look at them and remember the significance of the events, and particularly, the people…
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History is Alive and Well Beneath the Courthouse....

The Basement Archives of the 1963 Courthouse is home to almost 2000 volumes of Jackson County history and records. Often researchers/genealogists come into the basement Archives of our Jackson County Courthouse. They tell of visits to other Courthouses where the old and treasured books are found in basements or attics,…
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The 1906 Courthouse

Evidently the 35 year old 1871 Courthouse had not held up very well. The 1905 Board of County Commissioners were G. W. McNealy, Chairman, Frank Peacock from Greenwood, James M. Barnes, S. M. Miller from Graceville and H. M. Fulgham who were receiving multiple complaints from citizens and officials almost…
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Jackson County Courthouses Part 3

THE 1871 COURTHOUSE In 1871 the County Commissioners were Washington Chapman, Chairman, with W. Pope, Irvin Allen and A. Wynn. John Q. Dickinson was the Clerk of the Court and Homer Bryan was the Tax Collector. The following information was taken from their minutes over a two month period. On…
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Jackson County Courthouses Part 2

THE 1849 COURTHOUSE June 1, 1849 County Commissioner’s meeting minutes reveal that Horace and Charlotte Ely have a contract to build a new Courthouse to replace the one recently burned. This one is to be 40x35 feet but it says that Dr. Ely had produced a 40’x60’ plan. These specifications…
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Jackson County Courthouses Part 1

Following the recent very impressive dedication of the outstanding exterior renovation of the present Court House, it seemed natural to think about all the Court Houses which have been on that block of land in the center of Marianna, Florida since 1829, 183 years of history on that piece of…
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Graham Air Base

I am writing this article because of the recent death of Paul Fuder. He was a flight instructor at Graham. For many years there have been four previous Graham instructors living here. They were Paul, Joe Quick, Jake Huizer and me. Joe died a few months ago, I have moved…
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