Gulf County

Gulf County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Bay, Calhoun, Franklin and Liberty Counties. 

Gulf County was established in 1925 and was named for the Gulf of Mexico. 

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Population - 2000
14,560
Population - 2010
15,863
Population - 2015 Est
16,346
Land Area (sq mi)
564
Water Area (sq mi)
192
Total Area (sq mi)
756

Visitors to this area can take a self-guided tour through the museum that houses displays from the mid 1800s when Florida hosted its first State Constitution Convention. The constitution became the Organic Law of Florida after four more constitution conventions and Florida was finally admitted to the Union as the 27th state. There are actual artifacts from this time period and an audio-animated mannequin demonstration of the debates and the process of drafting a state constitution. It's definitely a history lesson if you happen to stop by!

Gulf County School District is headquartered in Port St. Joe, Florida. Not only does the district serve Gulf County but it also serves the City of Mexico Beach in Bay County. The school district currently consists of 4 traditional public schools.

Welcome to T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. This state park is 20 miles full of white sand beaches, dunes, marsh, and wildlife. A self-proclaimed "wildlife haven," T.H. Stone Memorial is home to three species of sea turtles, the endangered St. Andrews beach mouse, and many beach nesting birds, including the snowy plover. A trip to this state park is a perfect opportunity to go bird watching or simply to observe the park's wildlife. Bobcats, otters, deer, and armadillos are among the many animals you can catch a glimpse of. 

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Gulf County Florida is a great destination for outdoor fun in the Panhandle of Northwest Florida. Great locations like the William J. Rish Recreational Park, the Dead Lakes, and the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club all provide unique recreational opportunities for all comers.

The Lanier family has been harvesting Tupelo honey from hives in the Apalachicola River swamps since 1898, bringing the unique qualities of the tupelo that can't be found anywhere else in the world. 

The Northwest Regional Library System serves Bay, Gulf, and Liberty counties in the Florida Panhandle. Bay County libraries are located in Panama City, Panama City Beach, Parker, and Springfield; Gulf County libraries are located in Port St Joe and Wewahitchja; and Liberty County libraries are located in Bristol and Hosford. The headquarters and largest library in the system is the Bay County Public Library in Panama City.

Port of Port St. Joe is a deepwater seaport on the Gulf Coast of Florida suited for bulk and cargo shipments, offering access to rail, the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and state and U.S. highways.

Bottling and selling raw and unfiltered honey from around the world with varieties produced from the honey bees in Florida. The Florida varieties include Cotton Honey, Holly Honey, Orange Blossom Honey, Tupelo Honey, and Wildflower Honey. Smiley Honey also produces natural honey enriched skincare products, balms and beeswax products.