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fort walton beach

fort walton beach is a beach resort town located on US 98 east of pensacola beach. the area around fort walton beach was originally inhabited by the fort walton native american culture from 1100 to 1550 AD. there are indian mounds in the area with artifacts that suggest that the fort walton culture traded with native americans in the mississippi valley. in 1528 the spanish explorer alvar nunez cabeza de vaca visited the area on a exploration of the gulf coast between panama city and texas. the spanish named the area baixa de baca. the french also explored the area and named it baya santa rosa. in 1838 john anderson settled the area and in 1861 camp walton has established near present day downtown fort walton beach. camp walton was named after colonel george walton who was an aid to general andrew jackson. the town of fort walton beach was incorporated in 1941. today fort walton beach is a popular beach resort town. of interest to the tourist is it's beautiful beach, excellent off shore sport fishing, and a excellent collection of restaurants and bars.

  • Last visit to Fort Walton Beach: Apr 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Great page, Doug. They added Seaside now if you want to put the info there.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2009 at 10:14 PM

    Ft Walton is a awesome area! The beaches and the food are the best attribute of the place! Looks like you had a great time!


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