Walton County Heritage
Association, Museum and
Genealogy Society

Preserving the History and Heritage of Walton County, Florida

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The Walton County Heritage Museum is open
Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Admission is free.
1140 Circle Drive
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435

Phone Number: 850-401-2060    
Email: heritagemuseum@brighthouse.com

Free Book!

Click the cover photo to read this book online.
Henry Reddick
is buried in Freeport.

Access past issues of our newsletter, Walton Relations, here.
The October 2023 issue is available here.

Please help us preserve Walton County history.

Renew your membership for 2024 or become a new member.
New memberships for 2024 will receive November and December

Historic District: Sunbright Manor, DeFuniak Springs

This Victorian house was built during the late 1880s as the winter home for James Taylor Sherman of Wisconsin and his family. He was living there when he died in 1907. It was the home of former Florida Governor Sidney Johnston Catts from 1924 until 1936 and for his widow, Alice May Campbell Catts, until her death in 1949. It has had a number of owners since then for use as a private residence and as a bed and breakfast inn. It is currently undergoing extensive renovations and will once again be used as a bed and breakfast inn. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

To see what it looked like in 1979, click here.

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