Walton County

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Walton County, Florida

PO Box 1260
De Funiak Springs, FL 32435
Phone: (850) 892-8115
Fax: (850) 892-7551

In central part of FL panhandle, east of Pensacola; organized Dec 29, 1824 (prior to statehood) from Jackson County. Name Origin: For Col. George William Walton (1740-1804), secretary of the Territory of West Florida under Andrew Jackson (1821-22)

Area (sq mi):: 1238.03 (land 1057.56; water 180.47) Population per square mile: 47.60
Population 2005: 50,324 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 23.90%; 1990-2000 46.30% Population 2000: 40,601 (White 87.30%; Black or African American 7.00%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 0.50%; Other 4.20%). Foreign born: 3.20%. Median age: 40.50
Income 2000: per capita $18,198; median household $32,407; Population below poverty level: 14.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,504-$20,750
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 31.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Walton County, Georgia

303 S Hammond Dr Suite 330
Monroe, GA 30655
Phone: (770) 267-1301
Fax: (770) 267-1400

In central GA, east of Atlanta; original county; organized Dec 15, 1818 from Cherokee lands. Name Origin: For George Walton (1741-1804), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, GA governor (1779-80; 1789), and U.S. senator (1795-96)

Area (sq mi):: 330.05 (land 329.18; water 0.87) Population per square mile: 229.80
Population 2005: 75,647 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 24.70%; 1990-2000 57.30% Population 2000: 60,687 (White 81.90%; Black or African American 14.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.70%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 33.90
Income 2000: per capita $19,470; median household $46,479; Population below poverty level: 9.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,525-$23,925
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 33.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 61.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Monroe County seat (11,903)

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    Sound Training ran a pilot in two schools in Walton County, Florida, over the past three months - Walton and Okaloosa academies.
    Another treble hot-shot was Scott Morris who anchored Winslow Rovers to a 4-2 win over Walton County.
    One project already in the works concerns a very special chain of lakes in south Walton County on Florida's Emerald Coast.
    South Walton Business Brokers had been serving the local Walton County market from the offices of Destin Business Brokers, the local leader in connecting business buyers and sellers for the past 15 years.
    The 30A area of South Walton County in Northwest Florida is known for its natural beauty.
    Wooten's contributions include chairing the Southeast Region of the Astronomical League; organizing the Walton County Astronomy Club in 1962; helping to revive and sponsor the local Escambia Amateur Astronomer's Association from 1977 to present: leading sky interpretation sessions from 1976 to present; and teaching astronomy to more than 25,000 students at PJC and the University of West Florida.
    Confirming the report, Walton County Assistant District Attorney Eric Crawford said 27-year-old Joseph Pallipurath gave a videotaped confession on Tuesday, hours after he was arrested at a motel 40 miles east of Atlanta.
    In a July 12 letter, Americans United Assistant Legal Director Richard Katskee informed the Walton County Board of Commissioners that an annual nativity scene outside the Walton County Courthouse raised constitutional issues.
    Although federal investigators descended on Walton County within weeks of the lynching, no one was arrested or charged with the murder.
    The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for the circuit judge position in Walton County.
    Schoolgirl Jamie Daigle was swimming when a 6ft bull shark tore into her leg 80 miles south in the Walton County area.