Area Communities

Washington County is a county located in the state of Florida, it cosist of 6 cities listed below. As of the 2020 census, the population was 25,935. Its county seat is Chipley. Washington County is a prohibition or entirely dry county, meaning that the sale of alcoholic beverages is banned in the county.



Originally called "Orange", the city was renamed Chipley in 1882 for William Dudley Chipley, president of the Pensacola and Atlantic Railroad and Florida state senator from 1895 to 1897. located between Tallahassee and Pensacola. Its population was 3,605 in the 2010 U.S. Census. Chipley is the county seat of Washington County. The area is served by Chipley High School.



The geographical center of Washington County, Florida, Vernon is named for George Washington's Virginia home, Mt. Vernon. The quaint, pioneer town was also the site of a major Indian settlement. Vernon held the county seat until 1927 when the seat was moved to Chipley. The move was approved by a margin of one vote.



Wausau, as you probably have guessed by now, is the "Possum Capital of the World." Wausau is about ten miles south of the county seat of Chipley, Florida. After exiting Interstate 10, in Chipley, visitors can travel south along State Road 77 and reach Wausau within 15 minutes. Highway 77 runs directly through the Town of Wausau and is one of the main highways leading from Alabama to the beaches of Northwest Florida.



Ebro is a small town located in the bottom south west of Washington County. The town has a total area of 3.2 square miles and is believed to be named by the Spanish because of the Ebro river located in Spain. Ebro is know for its famous dog racing / poker room called "Ebro Greyhound Park".