Gulf County

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Gulf County is named for the Gulf of Mexico which lies along the southern boundary of the county.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Calhoun County

E – Liberty County and Franklin County

S – Franklin County and Gulf of Mexico

W – Gulf of Mexico and Bay County

 

Created:  June 6, 1925                           Map of Florida highlighting Gulf County

County Seat:

Wewahitchka    1925 – 1965

Port Saint Joe   1965 – present

 

County Courthouse – Port Saint Joe

 

Location:  1000 Cecil G Costin Sr. Boulevard / Library Drive

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Joseph L Donofro and Paul A Donofro

Contractor:  Ouin & Hunt

 

Description: The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds to the north of the center of Port St Joe. The north front has a recessed entrance in the center with narrow vertical windows on either side. The second story is small and has small windows. At the top of the roof is a small cupola.

 

Old County Courthouse – Wewahitchka

 

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Location:  222 North 2nd Street / Lake Avenue

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Warren, Knight & Davis of Birmingham, Alabama

Contractor:  H H Taylor

 

Description: The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Wewahitchka. The west front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the third  story. The center section of the building projects from the main building which has north and south two story wings. A wide white colored belt runs along the roof line of the wings and above the second story. The roof line is flat.

 

See: The architect,  Warren, Knight & Davis of Birmingham, Alabama, designed courthouses in Franklin County and Walton County and in Alabama in Elmore County and Lawrence County.

 

History:  The first courthouse was constructed in Wewahitchka in 1926 to 1927. The county seat was moved to Port Saint Joe in 1965 and the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1966 to 1967.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Port Saint Joe

 

 

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Old County Courthouse - Wewahitchka

 

 

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Photos taken 2009