History of Laurel Hill, Florida

Laurel Hill area attracted some of the earliest settlers once Florida became part of the United States in 1821. Two years later an Army captain surveying the route for a road across Florida mentioned the “Scotch Settlement” on the Yellow Water River. In 1827 John Lee Williams, in describing the Yellow Water River, stated, There is a very good settlement of industrious farmers on this river, forty miles above the bay.

“ We discovered a true treasure of a little town in Northwest Florida It's a charming town to visit for the day and a wonderful place to live because of the friendly atmosphere and genuine caring neighbors. Bring a friend and stop by The 1905 Gallery which has the largest antique collection in the area with thousands of antiques and collectables on display, and bargain prices on Sorelli jewelry.

Hear the church bells on Sunday morning with your coffee from the shady back deck of this charming historical home, "The Doc Stephens House". This home has been lovingly restored and updated. It is walking distance to school and currently available for rent or sale. More details

The Laurel Hill School sits in a charming area of town with cottages and lovely neighbors. In 2005 The Laurel Hill School was awarded the #3 School of Excellence in Florida - grades K-12. For more info visit : Laurel Hill School

....Courtsey of Suzanne Teri Stucki
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Downtown Laurel Hill (2009)

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Porch of historical Doc Stephens' House

According to a local realtor (2009) a man named Bob Davis, who is about 74 years old, called me and asked me a few questions about the house and then told me that Doc Stephen delivered him and all of his siblings and that he went to that house many times for doctor visits. According to a lady named Tracy Currington, George Crawford bought the house in 1907 and sold it to Dr. Web in 1919. He believes that the addition was added in 1950 or so.

Laurel Hill, Florida
Lake Area. Enjoy the good life on your own Scenic Country Estate complete with guesthouse, pool, and gorgeous views of the fishing lake, horse stables and pastures too.

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