Washington County Information

Chipley is the County Seat for Washington County!  Originally called "Orange", the city was renamed Chipley in 1882, for the railroad businessman and Florida state senator William Dudley Chipley. One notable person who lived in Chipley was French Air Ace, Marcel Albert, who on 27 November 1944 was awarded the Soviet Union's highest decoration, the Gold Star and title of "Hero of the Soviet Union"; an award almost never given to foreigners.  Washington County, Florida was created in 1825, and was nearly twice the size of the State of Delaware, stretching all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. After a century of boundary shifts, the county, with over 382,000 acres of rolling hills covered in thick, stately pines and mixed hardwood forests, now covers a large portion of the central Florida Panhandle.


Below is more information about Washington County including:

  • Important Landmarks

  • Directions to the Courthouse

  • Lodging Information

  • Transportation

  • Dining (if Available)

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