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DeFuniak Springs
Walton County, Florida


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Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of DeFuniak Springs is approximately 5,089 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 2,465 (1990).
The amount of land area in DeFuniak Springs is 27.314 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in DeFuniak Springs is 11.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.693 sq kilometers.
The distance from DeFuniak Springs to Washington DC is 775 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 111 miles. (as the crow flies)
DeFuniak Springs is positioned 30.71 degrees north of the equator and 86.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.
DeFuniak Springs elevation is 236 feet above sea level.
DeFuniak Springs median income is $ 24,516 (2000).
The DeFuniak Springs median home price is $ 64,100 (2000).
The average winter temperature is 48.8 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 64.9 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80.3 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 66.2 degrees F.


in the Florida panhandle area. It is just off I-10. Nearby communities include Ponce de Leon, Freeport, Westville and Caryville.
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History & History Related Items

DeFuniak Springs began as many towns in the 1800's - as a railroad town in 1881. A survey party arrived and after looking down on the round lake, they determined to build a town here. The town was named for Fred R. DeFuniak, a high official of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.

Here is a history page for the area.
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Be sure to visit the unique, perfectly round spring-fed lake located here. Some say it was formed by a meteor long ago.

Beautifully renovated Victorian homes from the late 1800s and early 1900s may be seen here. Most of these may be viewed on a walking tour of the town.

The Walton-Defuniak Library was established in 1886 and is the oldest original library building in the state.
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DeFuniak Springs City Government

DeFuniak Springs is the county seat for Walton County. DeFuniak Springs


The population of DeFuniak Springs was:
1990 - 5,120
2000 - 5,089

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