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By Patsy Green
Guest Writer 

DeFuniak Springs is worth visiting


February 21, 2019

Lake in DeFuniak Springs

I recently spent a few hours in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. I found it a pleasant, friendly town with an interesting history. The following information is from "DeFuniak Springs History" from the City of DeFuniak Springs street map.

"On March 4, 1881 the Florida State Legislature incorporated the Pensacola and Atlantic Railroad. As the survey party set out from Pensacola to survey the route for the railroad, they happened across an open area with a round lake.

The party camped on the shores of the lake and their leader, W.D. Chipley, declared this would be the perfect spot for a town and or...

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