Famous naturalist James Audubon and friends, visited this area in 1831 and wrote about the Live Oak Cutters—here is part of his report which describes our Flagler County area.
In 2002 the project staff successfully petitioned for Official Partner status in the Library of Congress~Veterans History Project.
The slaughter of the French troops by the Spanish forces in Florida in 1565 took place at Penon Inlet rather than at Matanzas Inlet.
Plantations lined the banks of tidal waterways and freshwater rivers in northeast Florida by the late 1700s. Planters sought wealth from rice and indigo and later sea island cotton.
April 17, 2010, Sally Walker French, the great-great-granddaughter of General Jose Mariano Hernandez presented china, wine decanters, and portraits of the Hernandez family to the Flagler County Historical Society.
Who were the movers and shakers of these towns and settlements and how did they come to be?
While many of the Flagler County Pioneers came to till the land in the early 1900’s some, as most do today, came here for other reasons.
Flagler County’s history is best understood within the larger context of Florida’s history.
Bunnell City Hall National Register of Historic Places Paperwork
Towering over the city of Bunnell, FL is its most visible and iconic landmark: the city of Bunnell elevated steel water tower with hemispherical bottom tank (commonly referred to as the “Tin Man”) – (Figures 1-5, 8 & 9). It was built in 1926 by Chicago Bridge & Iron Works1 (who built numerous other water…