Commissioners Meeting Minutes
January 4, 1916
Bond of CS Wright, Deputy Sheriff, Theo Staff & ES
Bucks, surety - approved. Board adjourned till 8 o'clock tomorrow.
January 5, 1916
All members present.
Resolved that " The Old Spanish Trail Highway be designated to cross
Yellow River at Milligan, Florida . . . and that the route be extended
by Baker, Munson, Jay and on to Chumulka Springs Bridge as a Northern
route; and via Holt, Milton and on to said Bridge as a southern route
for said Highway." Overseers of Public Roads: AJ Bolton, WS Bethea, JE
Plans were made to do a "Test" stretch of highway with equipment from
Santa Rosa, to determine cost of building roads.
Meeting day changed to second Tuesday.
1 - South Baker; beginning at NE corner of section 5 and embracing
sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17 18 of T3N, R24W and sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 of T3N, R25W - Voting place in town of
2 - North Baker; All the territory North of T3N between Black Water and
Yellow River and South of Deadfall & Narrows Creek - Voting
at and in the town of Baker.
3 - Beaver Creek; All territory South of Ala. line west of Blackwater
North of T3N - Voting place JE Boyett's Store.
4 - Old Walton; All territory South of Ala. line between Yellow River
and Horse Creek - Voting place Jessie Parker's
5 - Laurel Hill; All of T5N, R22W - Voting place Laurel Hill, Fla.
6 - Yellow River; All of T5N, R23W that lies east of Yellow River -
Voting place Magnolia Church House
7 - Blackman; All territory South of Ala. line between Black Water,
Horse Creek, Yellow River, Deadfall and Narrows Creek - Voting place JW
8 - Milligan; South half of T?N, R24W, all of T2N, R24W and all of T3N,
R24W except Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18 - Voting place town of Milligan.
9 - Holt; South half of T1N, R25W, all of T2N, R25W and all of T3N,
R25W excepting Sections numbers one to fifteen inclusive - Voting place
town of Holt.
10 - Howell; All of T1S, R24W north of Alligator Creek and west of
public road leading to Crestview in T1S & T1N - Voting place
11 - Deerland; The N half of T1N and all of T2N and all of T3N,
R22&23W - Voting placeDeerland
12 - Garden City; All of T4N, R23 & 24W east of Yellow River -
Voting place Garden City.
13 - Dorcas; All of T4N, R22W - Voting place Dorcas School House.
14 - Niceville; South half of T1N, R22 & 23W and all of T1
2S, R22 & 23W excepting Sections 19-30 & 31 in T1N,
Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, 31 in T1S, R23W and Sec. 6, T2S, R23W -
Voting place (blank).
15 - Crestview; The North half of T1N, all of T2N and all of T3N R23W -
Voting place town of Crestview.
16 - Mary Esther; All of T2S west of Garnier's Bayou - Voting Place
17 - Wrights; Sections 19, 30, 31 T1N, Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, 31
T1S and Sec. 6 T2S, R23W and that portion of T1N&S south of
Alligator Creek and east of Crestview road on R24W. - Voting place
Also included in this meeting was a long list of men eligible for jury
Board of Commisioners Meeting -
The voters of each precinct were requested to meet on the 19th of
February to elect a member to the Executive Committee who were then to
meet at Milligan on March 4th to organize and attend to business
required by law.
JW Baggett, Jr. Chairman
Jas. L. Clary Clerk Ct. Court
At the meeting of Feb. 8, 1916, Precinct 18 - RedOak was set up;
Beginning at the NE corner of Sec. 30 T6N, R24W and running South to
the SE corner of Sec. 19, T5N, R24W, thence west to the SW corner of
Sec. 19, T5N, R25W, thence North to the State line, thence east to
starting point - Voting place Red Oak.
At the meeting of April 11, 1916, the pension of Moses McClenny was
At the meeting of May 9, 1916, Voting Inspectors were recorded for each
1 - S. Baker: Joel Griffith, AW Langley, JF Watson with GC McClarty,
2 - N. Baker: AG Blue, YF McCart, John Wilkinson, Sr.; Clerk, AF Moore
3 - Beaver Creek: FP Snowden, AM Boyettte, JW King; Clerk, PD Franklin
4 - Old Walton: WD Smith, JM Parker, JL Baggett; Clerk, WF King
5 - Laurel Hill: JM Summerlin, WB Fountain, HM Stokes; Clerk, AD
6 - Yellow River: PB Senterfitt, JBS Clary, PJ Summerlin; Clerk, JJ
7 - Blackman: HG Baggett, VC Lawhon, JJ Hart; Clerk, SC Hinote
9 - Holt: HM Smith, RE Shofner, MR Senterfitt; Clerk, RA Johnson
10 - Howell: JM Jorden, BF Weekley, JJ Weekley; Clerk, RM Strickland
11 - Deerland: AJ Bolton, EM Parker, JL Mathis; Clerk, JJ Ellis
12 - Garden City: HC Powell, Horace Jones, JM Edge; Clerk, ML Wheelus
13 - Dorcas: John McSwain, AL Hart, WH Swinney; Clerk, JM Miller
14 - Niceville: JF Allen, JS Senterfitt, BH Munn; Clerk, Geo. W. Allen
15 - Crestview: ME Savage, JR Smith, JC Settles; Clerk, JD Cobb
16 - Mary Esther: Charlie Shipley, JC Davis, TC Brooks; Clerk, EM
17 - Wrights: Geo. Wright, Joe Rogers, Blanie Brooks; Clerk, ER McKee
18 - Red Oak: JW Franklin, JO Franklin, Chas. Brachill(?); Clerk, LA