Eucheeanna Community

Eucheeanna Community (HM1E3B)

Location: Ponce De Leon, FL 32455 Walton County
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N 30° 38.525', W 86° 2.725'

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1st County Seat for Walton County

— 1828-1885 —

Eucheeanna, the first Scottish settlement in territorial Florida, was named in honor of the Euchee Indians. Tradition holds that the first slave child was born in the settlement. Eucheeanna consisted of a school, court house, jail, Masonic and Odd Fellows halls, general stores, a sawmill and a grist mill. The first monument in Florida erected to confederate dead was located in Eucheeanna in 1868 by the Ladies' Monument Association. At that time, Eucheeanna was the county seat for Walton County until the court house was burned by an arsonist in May, 1885. On May 27, 1886, a commission approved moving the Walton County seat to DeFuniak Springs. Finally, the monument was moved to Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church and later moved to DeFuniak Springs. The Civil War came to Eucheeanna on September 23, 1864 when the federal troops, under General Ashboth, came to raze and plunder on their way to Marianna and Tallahassee.
HM NumberHM1E3B
Marker NumberF-567
Year Placed2006
Placed ByWalton County Board of County Commissioners and The Florida Department of State
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 1:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 591470 N 3390325
Decimal Degrees30.64208333, -86.04541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 38.525', W 86° 2.725'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 38' 31.50" N, 86° 2' 43.50" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 McKinnon Bridge Rd, Ponce De Leon FL 32455, US
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