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Horses under a tree in Jefferson County Florida


A Welcome Detour from Life in the Fast Lane

July 5, 2018

A Day on the Wacissa River in Jefferson County, FL

Orlando Sentinal’s Travel correspondent Nancy Moreland speaks highly of Jefferson County and Monticello in a recent article in Visit Natural North Florida.

“There’s a whiff of wisteria on the breeze as you stroll past the antebellum homes and gracious gardens of Monticello. Pausing under a centuries-old oak, you admire sunlight filtering through the Spanish moss covering its ancient limbs. In the town square, the 1909 courthouse clock tolls, waking you from reverie. Savoring the moment, you can’t recall the last time you felt this relaxed. It’s hard to believe you’re just five miles off I-10, near Tallahassee.”

Nancy perfectly describes Avera-Clarke House, the haunted John-Denham House, the downtown antique shops, Tupelo’s Bakery & Café and RevCafe. She paints a picture of a lovely weekend riding along the Heritage Parkways and canoeing on the Wacissa river.

For those who are ‘craving culture,’ she says, you can visit the Jefferson Arts Gallery and the Monticello Opera House, one of Florida’s few 19th century venues still in use.

Thank you, Nancy for describing our county so well.

Dock-to-Table Destinations for Shellfish in Florida’s Big Bend

January 8, 2018

Collage of working waterfront photos from the Big Bend Shellfish Trail
A new article about our Big Bend Shellfish Trail has been published by Nancy Moreland, a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.

Among features of the other counties along the trail, Moreland describes Jefferson County’s sliver of coastline, Monticello and Rev Cafe. As David Ward, a long-historied citizen of Jefferson County, says in the article, “If you want to see what this coast looked like when the first Europeans arrived, this is it.”

67th Annual Watermelon Festival

June 17, 2017

Another great Watermelon Festival has finished here in Jefferson County Florida.

The Tallahassee Democrat published an article about it. Click the image below.

Watermelon Festival 2017 Tallahassee Democrat article

And for our photo gallery, Click Here!

Holiday Radio Commercial

December 5, 2012

Monticello in Southern Living Magazine

May 4, 2010

The May 2010 edition of Southern Living Magazine included a full page article about Monticello. A beautiful picture of the Christ Episcopal Church is featured. Local writer Merry Ann Frisby was quoted throughout the article and she reminds us why all of us enjoy living here. Visit their website at

Southern Music Rising Festival in Tallahassee Democrate

April 15, 2010

Get set for music in Monticello
by Merry Ann Frisby
Every April downtown Monticello is a lively place for dozens of musicans playing bluegrass and folk music. For more details on the article about the Southern Music Rising Festival, click here to visit the Tallahassee Democrat article.