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Welcome To Washington County!

Located in the heart of the Florida Panhandle, Washington County encompasses 580 square miles including the communities of
Chipley and Vernon, Ebro, Wausau, Caryville, New Hope, Sunny Hills, Five Points, Greenhead, Redhead, and Hinsons Crossroads. Washington County is within easy access on Interstate 10 to Tallahassee and Pensacola and Highway 231 to Panama City and Dothan, Alabama. 

Visitors to the Washington County can enjoy beautiful scenery and a wide range of outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, camping, hiking & horseback riding, motorcycle riding and golfing.

The county also hosts pleasurable events throughout the year, drawing in visitors from around the state of Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

2016 Annual Panhandle Wildflower Alliance Meeting

"Do you want more roadside wildflowers?"

If so, we invite you to attend a free meeting, open to all who are interested in the conservation of our roadside wildflowers in the Florida Panhandle area.

When: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (CST) Thursday, February 18th

Where: Washington County Extension Office, 1424 W. Jackson Avenue #A, Chipley, FL. (For directions, go to

Agenda topics include:

  • An overview of roadside wildflower policy, procedures, and practices in FDOT including the central office and District 3 (from Jefferson to Escambia counties)
  • How to work with County Commissions and FDOT to get state and county wildflower areas in your county
  • The importance of pollinators and Monarch butterflies
  • Services available from county extension service offices
  • How to connect with state parks
  • How to work with rural electric companies
  • Reports on wildflower program activities in each county
  • There will be an opportunity for questions and discussions throughout the meetingPlease let us know if you plan to attend this meeting so we can plan to have sufficient seating and materials.
You may register online by clicking here at or you may also contact Eleanor Dietrich at 850-509-7278.


January 24: Chipley Prom & Bridal Expo Booths will be filled by vendors of all services related to weddings and other social gatherings. There will be event planners, photographers, caterers, florists, linens and other decorating accents, hair stylists, makeup artists, nail technicians, jewelers, videographers, DJ's, musicians, along with wedding gown and prom dress apparel and accessories on display and modeled. Event will take place at the Washington County Ag Center.

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March 19-20: Washington County Heritage Festival We will have living history demonstrators, crafters, a kids zone, animal displays, local outfitters, geocaching, live music, great food and more! Saturday from 9-4pm and Sunday from 12-4pm

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Spanish Trail Playhouse Announces Season 9

December 9, 2015

Chipley, FL — Chipley, FL (December 9, 2015)—After much deliberation, the Spanish Trail Playhouse, Washington County's only all-volunteer theatre, is pleased to announce the production lineup for Season 9.

Full Press Release >>

2015 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

November 5, 2015

Birmingham, AL — Sports Destination Management, the leading publication for sports event planners and tournament directors, today announced the 2015 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year's winners are responsible for contributing over $100 million to the national economy over the past year.

"Nominations were from an enormous variety of sports — from team to individual, across all disciplines and all levels of play," said Publisher, Fonda Johnson. The most outstanding of those received were
recognized and presented with event details in a special awards feature published in the November/December 2015 issue of Sports Destination Management. The entire article with full details on the winners listed below can also be found online by clicking here.


Washington County Tourist Development Council
672 5th Street  | P.O. Box 450  |  Chipley, Florida  32428
Phone: (850) 638-6013  |  Fax: (850) 638-8770

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