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Milton & I
I have lived in Milton For 20+ years, I love my quite town. my Favorite thing to do in Milton Is Fishing & Camping in/on Blackwater River. I live in the wooden area on the outskirts of Milton. Deer and Little critters inhabit my surrounding. The weather is great besides a few Hurricans here and there. Usually fairly warm even in the winter days. There is a ton of things to do in Milton. Just have to get out and enjoy the Scenery. If you consider yourself a fisherman than you will be delighted with the selections of fishing spots in Milton Florida!
Imogene Theater After Jan. 6 2010 Fire
History Of Milton Florida 32750
Milton formerly known as Scratch Ankle (I refer to Milton as Scratch Ankle to Friends and Family), Named cause of the bramble, briers and stickers that grew in the area is said to be First named by Ponce De Leon when he was trying to find the Fountain of Youth. Milton is also known as Millton because, Milton had the largest mill around. Milton is located by Blackwater River. Being Rich In History The City Of Milton (Founded in 1844) is among the oldest cities in Florida. Milton was founded as a trading post in 1825, Blackwater River served as the main way of transpiration for the local timber,brick, & shipping businesses. in the early 1800's Milton was said to be also called Blackwater Settlement.in 1861 Florida seceded from the Union. During the civil war Federal troops destroyed most of the commercial facilities, many fled to Alabama. Milton had 3 devastating fires in 1885 & 1892 making the 1909 fire number one. in the early years could only be reached by boat, horseback or stagecoach. in 1912 The Imogene Theater was built and opens with the name Milton Auditorium. On January 6, 2009, a fire in downtown Milton destroyed neighbouring buildings and severely damaged the Imogene. The building has been closed since then but is open now. Milton still enjoys its small town appeal. It is a quiet, peaceful community surrounded by fields & trees.
Notable People With Ties To Milton
- 2005 NBA's Los Angeles Clipper Daniel Ewing
- Boo Weekley PGA Tour & Euro Tour
- Bubba Watson PGA Tour
- Bruce Hall 2011 Buffalo Bills Running back
Annual Average Temperature: 67.7 with an average low of 59 and an average high of 77
Summers are hot and sunny, Days that you wish you could jump in the closest river or pool.
Winners are mild but can have temperatures below freezing during some nights.
On March 31, 1962 Saturday. a tornado roared through Milton Florida killing 17 people, injuring 80, and demolishing 130 homes.
Hurricane Ivan and Milton Florida
Civil War Federal Military Operations
Tourism In Milton
Milton is tucked away in Northwest Florida, It is a great place for vacations and adventures. Milton is a welcoming place to newcomers. Milton, Florida, in Santa Rosa county, is 18 miles NE of Pensacola, Fl.
Known for being the largest 19th Century Water powered complex in Northwest Florida. Arcadia Mill is located at 5709 Mill Pond Lane in Milton, Florida. The Mill site has Picnicking Areas, and Guided tours. Take a Stroll though the trails and discover the rich history of Milton.
Built in 1907 on the original 1882 site connected Pensacola To Atlantic Railways 5003 Menry St. Milton, Fl 32570
Sleep (Pets not welcome)
- Ashbury Suites And Inn 8506232296
- Emerald Sands Inn 8506233821
- Schoolhouse Inn B & B 8506236197
Pet Friendly Lodging
Red Roof Inn 2672 Avalon Blvd Milton, Fl (850)995-6100
Comfort Inn 8936 HWY 87 s Milton, Fl (877)424-6423
Blackwater Bistro 8506231105
David's Catfish House 8506261500
Texas Roadhouse 8506230050
La Hacienda 8506232558
Ace's Restaurant 8506233611
How To Get Around Milton
Downtown Milton Is Pedestrian Friendly
Enterprise Rent-a-Car is Close By and can Pick you up.
3 Red Light Cameras
- HWY 90 & Glover Ln.
- HWY 90 & Parkmore Plaza Dr.
- Dogwood Dr. & Hamilton Bridge Rd.
Religious WTGF 90.5 FM
Talk WEBY 1330 AM
Rock WTKX 101.5 FM
Country WYCT 98.7FM
Hip-Hop WBLX 92.9
Your A Red Light Ticket Winner
Here Is Your Prize $158 Fine
- Interstate 10
- State Highway 90
- State Highway 98
- Access to Interstate 65
- Highway 87 and 191
- Highway 281
Red Light Cameras In Milton, Florida
Fishing In Milton (Bass, catfish, sunfish & more)
Black Water Bay
Things to do in Milton Florida 32570
Downtown Milton hosts several festivals throughout the year, including the Scratch Ankle Festival, Riverwalk Arts Festival, Riverfest, First Fridays, Gallery Night, and much more. Downtown Milton is located in Central Santa Rosa County, convenient to coastal beaches and inland forests and waterways. Downtown Milton is home to many locally owned shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Milton Has It's Very own Skate Park, and a handful of golf coarses There is a little of everything for everybody.
Moors Golf Club 8509954653
NAS Whiting Field Golf Coarse 8506237348
Stonebrook Golf Club 8509947171
Tanglewood Golf & Country Club 8506236176
Blackwater Heritage State Trail is a great place for walking, rollerblading and biking. the trails runs from NAS Whiting field south to Milton. The Trail has many Little Bridges and benches.
8974 Tomahawk Landing Rd. 18002396864
They are most well known for their canoe and kayak trips, which can accommodate trips on the Blackwater River, Juniper Creek, or Coldwater Creek, and may last a few hours, or up to four days. In addition, they offer lodging, camping, outdoorsman courses, and can accommodate large groups. Varies, starting at $25/person.
Things To Do Close To Milton
- National Museum Of Naval Aviation
- Pensacola Historical Museum
- Pensacola Museum Of Art
- Seville Historic District
- Colonial Archaeological Trail
- St.Michael's Cemetery
- Vietnam Memorial
- Pensacola Lighthouse
- Wildlife Sanctuary Of Northwest Florida
The Bridge Bar
Night Life In Milton
Top 3 Major Employers
Santa Rosa County School District Employs 3000+
US Government Employs 2000+
Wal-mart Employs 1150+
The unemployment rate in Milton is 9.2 percent
Medical Hospital In Milton Florida
Milton is home to Santa Rosa Medical Center (850)626-7762 Located on Berryhill Rd. It is a short drive from nearby Pace, Jay, Bagdad and even Southern Alabama. The Hospital began in 1951 and openit's doors in 1952.
- Copper Possum Antique Mall 8506264492
- Hall's Hardware 8506234622
- PolkaDots 1888700DOTS
- Truly Spokin 8505050092
- Weber Sports 8506232132
Milton was incorporated in 1844 and is home to Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The population was 7,045 at the 2000 census.
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