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Welcome to Saint Joseph Bay Chapter

Port St. Joe, Florida


 Photo by: Debbie Hooper

Port St. Joe is the largest city of Gulf County and the county seat. This small coastal deep water port community is rich in both history and resources. Known as "The Constitution City," Port St. Joe lives in history books because it was here in 1838 that delegates from all counties in Territorial Florida assembled to draft Florida*s first State Constitution. In fact this document was the basis of Florida government until the Civil War. Our present constitution (1885) embodies the basic plan and many of the provisions of the first Constitution that was drafted and signed in Port St. Joe.

The City of Port St. Joe is in a transitional stage from primarily industrial to a more tourist-friendly community focusing on its natural resources. In Port St. Joe you will hear the soft drawl of southern accents but don*t let the region*s slow charm fool you, the area features snow white beaches, sapphire blue waters, unique area parks, fishing (freshwater and salt), camping, hiking and hunting.

Picturesque area of Florida
 Photo by: Debbie Hooper


Gulf County is located in Florida*s Northwestern Panhandle, approximately 35 miles southeast of Panama City and approximately 100 miles southwest of Tallahassee. Although the County is predominately rural, there is a surprising diversity of life-styles and activities in this quaint, picturesque area of Florida. When you are in Gulf County, you will discover "old Florida," it is like stepping into a "Norman Rockwell" painting. Visitors find rustic towns and unpretentious gracious folks, along with some of the most exciting outdoor excursions our state has to offer!!!











For information about our Chapter or Membership please email our Regent:
Virginia Harrison

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