Gulf County

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


Created:  June 6, 1925

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 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




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 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.



Calhoun County

E – Liberty County and Franklin County

S – Franklin County and Gulf of Mexico

W – Gulf of Mexico and Bay County
































Photos taken 2009