Gulf County Information

Port St. Joe is the County Seat for Gulf County!  Many people know Port St. Joe as an industrial center, the site of a now-closed paper factory. But in the old days - the early 1800s - this small deep-water port was a regular boomtown. St. Joseph was founded in 1835 by businessmen from nearby Apalachicola, which was troubled by legal conflict over land titles. It was mostly abandoned in 1841 after a yellow fever epidemic; hurricanes in 1843 and 1851 destroyed what structures remained. In the early 20th century a new settlement was founded close to the original after the arrival of the Apalachicola Northern Railroad in 1909. It appears that the more informal "Port St. Joe" was adopted for official use around this time.


Below is more information about Gulf County including:

  • Important Landmarks

  • Directions to the Courthouse

  • Lodging Information

  • Transportation

  • Dining (if Available)

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