Wakulla County

Wakulla County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Franklin, Liberty, Leon, and Jefferson Counties. 

Wakulla County was established from a portion of Leon County in 1843. Wakulla, also the name of an enormous spring and river in the county, is probably of Indian derivation. It may contain the word kala, meaning "spring of water" in some Indian dialects or wahkola, meaning "loon" in Hitchiti, a language of the Creek Indians. 

Wakulla County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
22,863
Population - 2010
30,776
Population - 2015 Est
31,283
Land Area (sq mi)
606
Water Area (sq mi)
129
Total Area (sq mi)
736
Average Rainfall
54
Temperature - Average High
85
Temperature - Average Low
54

October 28, 2017

Location: St. Marks, Florida

This annual event kicks off the fall season with a celebration of the stone crab. "We know fall has arrived when our fishermen start hauling in the Stone Crabs". Come enjoy the live music, parade, local vendors and artisans, children's activities and fun for the whole family.

Wakulla County School District presides over a large rural community in the panhandle of Florida. One of the elementary schools in the area has been renovated into the Sopchoppy Education Center, a second chance school.

April 14, 2018

Location: Sopchoppy, Florida

One of Florida's weirdest and most wonderful festivals celebrates an old Sopchoppy tradition. Worm Grunting is a technique that brings earthworms to the surface to be collected and used as bait. This festival does include a worm grunting contest, plus so many other fun activities such as a 5k, live music, and vendors!

Website Listings

The Wakulla News delivers news focusing on issues that are important to Wakulla County residents featuring news, community interest stories, and local sports coverage.

The Wakulla County Public Library is the only library in Wakulla County. It is located in Crawfordville.

Pathways is a long-term disciplinary program and serves as an alternative to suspension and/or expulsion (Grades 6-12) for students who demonstrate problems with discipline which includes gross insubordination, disruptive, assaultive or violent behavior, substance abuse, weapons on campus, behaviors which persistently interfere with the learning of self or others, or other serious offenses in or out of school, including those which result in involvement with the Juvenile Justice system. 

The Wilderness Coast Public Library System has four branches in Franklin County, Jefferson County, and Wakulla County. They are in Eastpoint, Carrabelle, Monticello, and Crawfordville.