Wakulla County

Wakulla County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Franklin, Liberty, Leon, and Jefferson Counties. 

Wakulla County was established from a portion of Leon County in 1843. Wakulla, also the name of an enormous spring and river in the county, is probably of Indian derivation. It may contain the word kala, meaning "spring of water" in some Indian dialects or wahkola, meaning "loon" in Hitchiti, a language of the Creek Indians. 

Wakulla County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
22,863
Population - 2010
30,776
Population - 2015 Est
31,283
Land Area (sq mi)
606
Water Area (sq mi)
129
Total Area (sq mi)
736
Average Rainfall
54
Temperature - Average High
85
Temperature - Average Low
54

May 5-6, 2017

Location: Woolley Park in Panacea, Florida

43rd Annual Blue Crab Festival kicks off each year by a parade followed by the gates opening to Woolley Park for a family fun-filled day. 

October 28, 2017

Location: St. Marks, Florida

This annual event kicks off the fall season with a celebration of the stone crab. "We know fall has arrived when our fishermen start hauling in the Stone Crabs". Come enjoy the live music, parade, local vendors and artisans, children's activities and fun for the whole family.

Wakulla County School District presides over a large rural community in the panhandle of Florida. One of the elementary schools in the area has been renovated into the Sopchoppy Education Center, a second chance school.

Website Listings

The Wakulla News delivers news focusing on issues that are important to Wakulla County residents featuring news, community interest stories, and local sports coverage.

The Wakulla County Public Library is the only library in Wakulla County. It is located in Crawfordville.

Pathways is a long-term disciplinary program and serves as an alternative to suspension and/or expulsion (Grades 6-12) for students who demonstrate problems with discipline which includes gross insubordination, disruptive, assaultive or violent behavior, substance abuse, weapons on campus, behaviors which persistently interfere with the learning of self or others, or other serious offenses in or out of school, including those which result in involvement with the Juvenile Justice system. 

The Wilderness Coast Public Library System has four branches in Franklin County, Jefferson County, and Wakulla County. They are in Eastpoint, Carrabelle, Monticello, and Crawfordville.