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Chuck Nolen inducted into FBLA Hall of Fame

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Danny Sims – student to teacher, coach and beyond

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School Board approves Sneads Elementary/Grand Ridge School changes

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Jon Stapleton – Excelling above and beyond

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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.

The Davis West House Guided Tour Book

The original structure was built for John Davis in the early 1840's. His widowed daughter, Rebecca Davis Spears, lived in the house, and in 1861 she married one of the earliest physicians in this area, Dr. Theophilus West. After Rebecca's death, Dr West married Annie Louis Slade from Columbus, Georgia.…
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#4 Confederate Memorial Park

This is the site of an unusual Civil War Memorial in that it describes the Battle of Marianna's participation by old men and young boys of the Home Guard. It was erected by the William Henry Milton Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy in 1921. The original park was…
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#2 The Abstract Office

"The Abstract Office" is the oldest business building in Marianna. It was built and used by Doctor W.S. Wilson prior to 1868 and was the home of Marianna's first telephone exchange in 1901. In 1920 it was purchased by J.A. Ormond and moved to this site. Records of all recorded…
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The Marianna Streets

I have noticed the new entrance at the Marianna Airport has been built in a workmen like manner in a relatively short time with very little interference into traffic flow. The same can be said for the street work being done on the east and south side of the courthouse.…
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September 23 2010

On a cool, crisp morning in December of 1861, eight-year-old Lizzie Bryan awoke from her first night's sleep in her new home to the sounds of trace chains jangling, a wagon creaking, and Mingo speaking to the team of mules. She dressed in front of the warm fire one of…
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The Mae Pender Harrell Home

Located side by side with The Hayes-Long Mansion on the west side of Bryan Street (Hwy 71) as you exit Greenwood going north. It is believed Cicero Long built the Mae Pender Harrell Home. He was one of the founders of Pender's Store which was known as N.B. Long and…
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The Green House

The Green House is located on Allen Street in West Greenwood. The land is of the same track described above (see Longwood). It was located on Green Street in Marianna in 1976 where the Regions Bank is presently located. It was painted Green. At that time the Bicentennial Committee was…
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The Longwood House

These houses are in the western part of Greenwood. The house belonging to the estate of James Hayes was built in 1849 by E. George.  The house is built entirely of heart pine lumber.  The simple frame house is structurely fitted together with wooden pegs and square cut nails.  The…
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The Erwin House Part 3

The Erwin house has never been opened to the public. The Pender family invited me in to make pictures that I may share with you. Descendants of J.M.F. Erwin and Georgia Bryan Erwin have occupied the house since 1861. It is filled with wonderful treasures they have accumulated over 160…
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