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Welcome to Calhoun County, Florida!

The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, a living-history museum in Blountstown, Florida, has a collection of 18 historical buildings, dating from 1820 to the 1940s. Now arranged on five acres to replicate an idyllic farm community, the buildings were moved from their original locations throughout Calhoun County. During the year, the Settlement is home to numerous events and festivals, and offers classes on the trades and crafts of the past.

The M & B Railroad served a small corridor in Northwest Florida beginning in 1909. The line ran between two nearby cities, Marianna, the “M”, and Blountstown, the “B” until the 1970s.

Inside the museum you’ll find artifacts of the railroad’s storied past. From manifests to tickets to old typewriters and telegraphs, the museum showcases prized historical remnants.

The M&B's history is rich. Its stories unique. It may no longer make that 29-mile trek from Marianna to Blountstown, but it forever chugs down the tracks of the community’s collective consciousness.

M&B Depot Park

16977 Pear Street NE
Blountstown, FL 32424

Magnolia Square

Central Avenue
Blountstown, FL 32424
Festivals, events


Chipola Estates Landing

Chipola Estates Landing (Lamb Eddy)

21179 NW Lamb Eddy Road
Altha FL 32421
Stand Alone Ramp on Chipola River
Parking available, 24 hours, no fees, restrooms


County Road 274 Bridge

County Road 274 Bridge

Bridge County Road 274
Altha, FL 32421
Canoe & Kayak Access Site (no trailer ramp) on Chipola River


Blountstown Greenway

Blountstown Greenway

Downtown Blountstown, FL 32424
3.4 mile multi-use trail
Starts at Neal Landing and ends at Sam Atkins Park


Jehue Landing

Jehue Landing
Canoe & Kayak Access Point

14059 SW Jehue Landing Road
Blountstown, FL 32424
Canoe and Kayak Access Site (no trailer ramp) on Chipola River


Johnny Boy Landing

Johnny Boy Landing

13200 NW Johnny Boy Landing Road
Altha, FL 32421
Stand alone ramp on the Chipola River
Parking available, 24 hours, no fee, portable toilets


Nadine Stone Landing

Nadine Stone Landing

3010 SE Nadine Stone Landing Road
Kinard, FL 32449


Neal Landing

Neal Landing Public Boat Ramp

15467 SE River Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
Stand alone ramp on the Aplachicola River
Parking available, 24 hours, no fee, public restrooms


Ocheessee Landing Public Boat Ramp

26467 NE Lands Store Road
Grandridge, FL 32442
(South of County Road 286)
Stand alone ramp on the Apalachicola River
Parking available, 24 hours, no fee, camping


Ocheesee Park

Ocheesee Park

26129 NE CR 286
Grandridge, FL 32424


Panhandle Pioneer Settlement

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement

17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Road
Blountstown, FL 32424
(850) 674-2777

Sam Atkins Park

Sam Atkins Park

NW Silas Green Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
Recreation park with baseball fields, football practice field, dog park, and home to the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement and Skeet Davis Arena

Shelton's Park

25008 NW SR 73
Altha, FL 32421


Calhoun County Parks & Rec Department
20859 Central Avenue East
Blountstown, FL 32424
(850) 674-5353



The Apalachicola River

The Apalachicola region is one of the earliest populated sites in Florida. Numerous aboriginal sites are found along former and present banks in the lower Apalachicola River valley. Scattered throughout the estuary and river swamps are clam and oyster shell middens, remnants of the early inhabitants. Creek Indians from Georgia and Alabama began settling along the river in the early 1700s. Apalachicola is an Indian word for “the people on the other side.” Today, the river today separates Eastern and Central time zones.

The Apalachicola River, Florida first in flow, has been described as the lifeblood of many basin communities and is recognized as one of the six most biodiverse regions of the United States.  The basin's range of habitats gives it the highest species density of amphibians and reptiles on the continent, north of Mexico.  It is home to 135 listed species tracked by the Florida Natural Areas Inventory.  Between blended forests of cypress gum, beech, and saw palmetto, the river rolls, ample in wet season, exposing a sandy shore during dry season.

History of the Apalachicola

The Chipola River

Plan Your Stay

Tucked away in the Panhandle of Florida, just over an hour from the Gulf of Mexico, Calhoun County is located right in the center of everything Northwest Florida has to offer.

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