Wakulla County is located in the Florida Panhandle, off of the Gulf of Mexico. Spread out over 736 square miles of total area, with 606 square miles of land, the county only has two incorporated cities. With an almost complete absence of the municipal population, Sopchoppy and St. Marks are only home to three percent of the county’s population. The total population of Wakulla County is just under 30,000. The largest community in the county has a population of less than 500 residents. Crawfordville, the county seat is distinct as the only unincorporated county seat among Florida’s 67 counties.
Panfilo de Narvaez led the first European exploration through Wakulla County in 1528. In 1539, the county became a settlement with the inception of the Spanish Fort San Marcos de Apalache by Hernando de Soto. During the early 1800’s, the area, that would become Wakulla County, was the site of political unrest between the United States and Great Britain, when two English citizens were executed for inciting riots.
Today, the county is largely known for the St. Marks commercial seaport, historically an important port for the oil industry, but today a small center for commercial fishing and recreational boating. The county contains a small public use airport and transportation from the County is easy because Route 98 and Route 319 pass through it.
A beautiful outdoor paradise, the county encompasses a portion of the Apalachicola National Forest, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, and the entirety of Ochlocknee River State Park, San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, and Wakulla Springs State Park.
The Wakulla school district operates eight public schools, and the county library is a branch off the Wilderness Coast Public Libraries.
Sopchoppy holds the annual Worm Grunting Festival, a celebration of the farming technique that causes worms to elevate to the surface of the earth. The method features wooden stakes driven into the surface of the ground, and then rubbed with metal slabs. The vibrations created cause the worms to migrate to the surface.
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Veterans in Wakulla County
Wakulla County is home to a small veteran population of less than 4,000. The Wakulla County Department of Veterans Services aids this populous with all claims for benefits. The objective purpose of this department is to provide a caring, understanding of the obstacles that are unique to veterans, and their surviving spouses and children. Well, versed in regards to the application of the law as it regards veterans; the department helps military members take advantage of all the benefits that can maximize an individual’s quality of life.
Disabled veterans, who own property in Wakulla County, are entitled to a property tax exemption amounting to $5,000 if they suffer from a disability that rates at 10 percent or higher. Veterans, who have sustained a service-related injury that has caused a total disability, are entitled to a complete exemption.
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable In Wakulla County:
- Single Family: $425
- Condominium: $425
- Manufactured Housing: $425
- Duplex $500
- Triplex: $550
- Fourplex: $600
- Repair Certification: $100
Wakulla County Property Search
Sopchoppy, St. Marks, Arran, Buckhorn, Crawfordville, Curtis Mills, Hyde Park, Medart, Panacea, Port Leon, Newport, Sanborn, Shadeville, Shell Point, Smith Creek, Spring Creek, Wakulla, Wakulla Beach
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Wakulla County VA Approved Condos
Currently, there are no VA approved condos in Wakulla County.
Contact VA Home Loan Centers at 888-573-4496 to speak with a representative for assistance with a condo approval project
- Florida VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/florida-va-home-loan-limits/
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