City of Apalachicola, FL
Spend the day exploring over 900 historic sites in the City and enjoying an eclectic group of locally owned shops and galleries and fresh local seafood that ranges from a little hole in the wall to international flairs sure to satisfy the palettes of most foodies!
Incorporated as “West Point” in 1827, the town received the name “Apalachicola” in 1831 by an act of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida. This coastal community is the county seat for Franklin County. The name “Apalachicola” comes from the Apalachicola tribe and is a combination of the Hitchiti words apalahchi, meaning “on the other side”, and okli, meaning “people”. This is probably an original reference to the settlement and the subgroup within the Seminole tribe and probably meant “people on the other side of the river”. Many inhabitants of Apalachicola have said their name means “land of the friendly people”.
The town hosts the Florida Seafood Festival every year over the first weekend of November to celebrate its maritime & seafood legacy. For more information on events and the area, click on this link to the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce’s website.
Directions from Carrabelle: Just a quick 25 miles of spectacular shoreline cruisin’ going west on Hwy 98.
(Some source material from Wikipedia)
Categories: Day Trips