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City of Carrabelle- Founded and Incorporated on December 24, 1881. Chartered in 1893 by the Florida Legislature

The history of Dog Island and Carrabelle, Florida, includes a wonderful mix of Indians, shipping, bootlegging, logging and battles. This charming town was a fishing village prior to the Civil War, isolated from the rest of Franklin County by the lack of bridges and paved roads. After the war, it became an internationally known lumber town, shipping wood from the hundreds of thousands of acres of surrounding virgin forest. Turpentine, distilled from pine sap, was shipped via schooners from the natural deep water port on the Carrabelle River.

To learn more about Carrabelle's history, visit the Carrabelle History Museum's website.

Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum
Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum
New 4,000 square foot WW II Museum opened 5/4/18 across from Carrabelle Beach! Tuesday-Saturday 11 am - 5 pm Free admission Pa...
Carrabelle History Museum
Carrabelle History Museum
Museum - Gift Shop Hours: Wednesday 12-5 pm Thursday, Friday, - Saturday 10 am-5 pm Sunday 12-5 pm The Carrabelle History Mus...
Crooked River Lighthouse
Crooked River Lighthouse
Museum and Gift Shop Hours: Wednesday -Thursday - Friday - 11 am - 5 pm Saturday 9 am - 5 pm Sunday 1 -5 pm Join the Carrabel...
Dog Island Lighthouse-Replaced by Crooked River
Dog Island Lighthouse-Replaced by Crooked River
The Dog Island Lighthouse was the first lighthouse, a 50-foot brick tower and was completed in 1839. A storm in 1842 destroyed th...
Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc.
Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc.
The National Historic Landmark Schooner GOVERNOR STONE is the last know working shallow draft Gulf Coast schooner. Our mission i...
World's Smallest Police Station
World's Smallest Police Station
The Worlds Smallest Police Station is truly a Carrabelle and Forgotten Coast icon. On March 10, 1963, Johnnie Mirabella, St. Joe...

 

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