Walton County

Walton County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama and Okaloosa, Holmes, Washington and Bay Counties. 

Walton County was established in 1824 from a portion of Escambia County and named for Col. George Walton, secretary of the Territory of West Florida from 1821-22 and Combined Territory of Florida from 1822-26. 

Walton County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
40,601
Population - 2010
55,043
Population - 2015 Est
60,687
Land Area (sq mi)
1,038
Water Area (sq mi)
202
Total Area (sq mi)
1,240
Average Rainfall
66
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
53

May 12-20, 2017

Location: South Walton, Florida

Art Week is a cultural arts alliance that brings communities, organizations and businesses together to present quality arts and entertainment to the community. Featuring the Northwest Florida Theatre Festival and Artsquest Fine Arts Festival among others throughout the week. 

 

Walton County School District is committed to academic excellence among its students and holds high expectations for all students and staff in order to meet this goal. As a result of these expectations, the district is among the top performing school districts in the state. This is evident by Walton County School District maintaining the State Board of Education’s Academically High Performing School District designation for seven consecutive years. The school district presides over 20 different schools ranging from pre-K to twelfth grade.

GCCHEA, a Christian homeschool group, is one of the largest homeschool groups in the area. A large close-knit community of homeschoolers in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties offers an extensive forum and activities planned by the members.