July 2020 News and Events
FLORIDA HERITAGE TRAVELis the companion monthly e-zine of FLORIDA-BACK-ROADS-TRAVEL.COM
CHIPLEY. A SLICE OF OLD FLORIDA
Chipley, Florida is in the panhandle area of Northwest Florida about halfway between Tallahassee and Pensacola. It has a population of about 3,600 and is the county seat of Washington County.
This small city was founded in 1882 and was originally named "Orange." When the railroad came through town in the 1880s, the town was named Chipley after William Dudley Chipley.
Mr. Chipley was president of the Pensacola and Atlantic Railroad and was also a Florida state senator from 1895 to 1897. The railroad was the first across the largely unpopulated Florida panhandle.
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RECOMMENDED CHIPLEY RESTAURANTS
The pandemic has slowed down our travel quite a bit, and a lot of restaurants have been closed or only open for take out. This month we are relying on TripAdvisor to review our recommended restaurant.
SKINS & BUBBA'S BBQ1458 Main StreetChipley, Florida 32428-6955Telephone: 850-638-4227
READ MORE ABOUT SKINS & BUBBA'S BBQ
NOTE: DURING THIS PERIOD OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE RESTAURANT SHOULD BE CONTACTED REGARDING ITS CURRENT STATUS.
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July is a mixed blessing month in Florida. This year not so much, however, because many of us are staying at home because of the global virus pandemic. The weather is too hot and humid, so we enjoy our time at home by reading and getting caught up on chores. Not many restaurants are completely open, but some are. Most of our
snowbirds have gone back north, but some are staying in their Florida homes during the pandemic. Restaurants are beginning to open with new recommended health procedures in place. Some also offer take out or delivery services.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR JULY:
FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.
FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old Florida.
FLORIDA TOWNS. We have profiles and histories on hundreds of Florida towns and cities.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.
BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.
FLORIDA DAY TRIPS BY LOCATION. Hundreds of destinations withing one hundred miles of eight major Florida cities.
FLORIDA DAY TRIPS BY THEME OF INTEREST.
Many people like to take day trips to destinations that reflect their interests.
FLORIDA ROAD TRIPS. Hundreds of recommended road trips with maps that let you explore all regions of the state.
FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.
Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in Florida.FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND OTHER EVENTS FOR JULY 2020
on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at Florida Towns.
A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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