Purchased in 1821 by the United States, Florida became a state in 1845. The Florida Territorial Council created Jackson County in 1822, 23 years prior to statehood. Named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, and the first military governor of the state, Jackson County originally extended from the Suwannee River to the Choctawhatchee River. The present-day boundaries were put in place in 1840 when the county area was tweaked to make way for the creation of new counties. Ironically, at the time of creation, no towns existed in Jackson County. Founded by Scotsman Robert Beveridge, the County Seat and largest city of Marianna was established in 1827. Controversial at the time, Webbville was the original county seat but was disbanded when Beveridge bribed the Florida Legislature with free land and the construction of a courthouse. Marianna’s place as the center of the county was further solidified by nineteenth-century railroad construction. An Official Main Street Town of Florida, Marianna has many attractions that pay tribute to its formational years. The downtown historical district has been restored to appear as it did years in the past, and the area has several antebellum homes. Marianna Landmarks include St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Cemetery. The city was also the host of the civil war engagement The Battle of Marianna.
Today, Jackson County is home to 49,746 residents. Located on the top of the Florida Panhandle, the county covers 955 square miles; 37 square miles are water. The county is the only one in Florida that borders both Georgia and Alabama.
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Veterans In Jackson County
During World War II, Jackson County was the site of the Army Air Corps base, which has since been transformed into a public-use airport. The county is home to a veteran population of approximately 5,000. This populous is served by the Office of Veteran’s Services of Jackson County. This office provides veterans with claims assistance and benefits counseling. The Marianna Community Based Outpatient Clinic is also situated in the county. This clinic provides an extensive and varied range of outpatient health and wellness care.
Veteran property owners in Jackson County are entitled to a property tax exemption of $5,000 if they are ten percent or more disabled. Veterans with a total disability are entitled to a complete exemption.
Post 12046 Ted Walt Post
PO Box 209
Marianna, FL 32447
Phone: (850) 209-0065
Meeting Location & Time
2830 Wynn St
Marianna, FL 32448
6:00 PM 1st Thursday
Quartermaster: Stephen Mc Cool
Commander: Wallace Wester
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable In Jackson County:
- Single Family: $425
- Condominium: $425
- Manufactured Housing: $425
- Duplex $500
- Triplex: $550
- Fourplex: $600
- Repair Certification: $100
Jackson County Property Search
The VA HLC property search can be used for the following areas:
Graceville, Jacob City, Marianna, Alford, Bascom, Campbellton, Cottondale, Cypress, Dellwood, Two Egg, Round Lake, Grand Ridge, Greenwood, Malone, Sneads
Jackson County VA Approved Condos
- Florida VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/florida-va-home-loan-limits/
- VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/