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No Lines, No Crowds, No Hassles – Welcome to Monticello!

Posted: December 10, 2018
Local Venues

Historical marker for Monticello, Florida

If you crave the hubbub of midtown Manhattan, don’t come to Monticello. Come here for a slower pace of life; a place where you can walk the streets without getting bumped and jostled, where the many, small, shop owners welcome you with a smile and you’re free to stay as long as you want. …Read more

Connecting Families Around the Dinner Table

Posted: December 5, 2018
Local Venues

Family gathered at the table for a photograph

Famous throughout the south for their fresh, custom-cut meats, a trip to Johnston’s Meat Market is a trip back in time. Still serving visitors, sportsmen and local folks since 1926, this landmark is hard to miss just west of the Courthouse roundabout on Hwy. 90. This Old-Fashioned Country Store sign reads, “Enter as strangers, leave as friends,” and it’s true. …Read more

Legendary Walking Tour of Monticello Turns Ghostly

Posted: November 10, 2018
Local Venues

One of our annual, October events is a walking tour of Monticello, the “South’s Most Haunted Small Town” It’s called ‘Haunted Tales and Ghostly Trails. …Read more

Haunted Trails & Ghostly Tales

Posted: September 25, 2018
Upcoming Events

Linda Schuyler Ford leading a Haunted Tour

Monticello has a reputation for being the most haunted small town in the American South. It is home to Indian Mounds and many historic buildings, including the Perkins Opera House (now the Monticello Opera House) and the Monticello Old Jail Museum. Many of these places have a history that ‘haunts’ the present. Many a superstitious … Read More

A Welcome Detour from Life in the Fast Lane

Posted: July 5, 2018
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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 … Read More

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

Posted: January 8, 2018
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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 … Read More

67th Annual Watermelon Festival

Posted: June 17, 2017
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Another great Watermelon Festival has finished here in Jefferson County Florida. The Tallahassee Democrat published an article about it. Click the image below. And for our photo gallery, Click Here!

Holiday Radio Commercial

Posted: December 5, 2012
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Monticello in Southern Living Magazine

Posted: May 4, 2010
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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 http://www.southernliving.com.