Liberty County was founded in December of 1855. Named for the patriotic ideal of liberty, the county is one of only three dry counties in the entire state of Florida. By population and size, the county is smaller than the majority of the 67 counties in the state. The population is below 10,000 and is spread out over 843 square miles of area. The presence of the Nationally Protected Apalachicola National Forest, which accounts for half of the area of the county, gives the county a feeling of relative remoteness. The Apalachicola National Forest is known for its outdoor activities. Locals enjoy taking advantage of the swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding and ATV possibilities offered in the National Forest. Located along the Florida Panhandle, Liberty County only has one incorporated town: Bristol, which serves as the county seat. Nine unincorporated communities fall within the boundaries of Liberty County. The township of Bristol has less than 1,000 residents. Veterans Memorial Park is located in Bristol, adjacent to the county civic center. The most recognizable feature of the park is the presence of the narrow gauge Veterans Memorial Railroad. Liberty County briefly made national headlines when Elvy E Callaway presented what he thought was evidence that the Biblical Garden of Eden was located in the northern swath of Liberty County.
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Veterans in Liberty County
The small size of the population in Liberty County is reflected in the veteran populous, which is below 700. Veterans in the county are provided with entitlement counseling and benefits assistance by the Liberty County Veterans Service Office in Bristol. Veterans, who need assistance that the local office cannot provide, can contact the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs for guidance.
Veterans who live in Liberty County and own property potentially qualify for a property tax exemption. Former military members, who have suffered from a service-related injury that has caused a disability that is rated at ten percent or greater by the Department of Veterans Affairs, are entitled to an exemption of $5,000. Veterans, who have a complete disability (rating of 100 percent), are exempt from their property taxes.
Post 12010 Apalachee Valley Post 12010
PO Box 243
Bristol, FL 32321
Phone: (850) 643-5405
Meeting Location & Time
10405 NW Theo Jacobs Ln
Bristol, FL 32321-3299
7:30 PM 4th Thursday
Quartermaster: Gary Mc Gee
Commander: Nicky Phillips
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable In Liberty County:
- Single Family: $425
- Condominium: $425
- Manufactured Housing: $425
- Duplex $500
- Triplex: $550
- Fourplex: $600
- Repair Certification: $100
Liberty County Property Search
Bristol, Estiffanulga, Hosford, Orange, Rock Bluff, Sumatra, Telogia, White Springs, Wilma, Woods
For information about VA approved homes for sale in Liberty County, call 888-573-4496 option 2 to speak with a real estate specialist.
Liberty 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/