Gulf County Courthouse

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A 1987 shootout is said to have spawned the haunting of this courthouse. The elevator works erratically, disembodied footsteps can be heard running on the catwalk that connects the courtroom to the jail, and lights are said to flash in the judge’s chambers, where the shooting started. Three people were killed during the shootout, and local lore says it is their ghosts that linger here.

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Geographic Information

Address:
222 N 2nd
Wewahitchka
United States

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GPS:
30.115172277436532, -85.19843994708253
County:
Calhoun County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Wewahitchka, FL (0.2 mi.)
Sumatra, FL (14.7 mi.)
Mexico Beach, FL (17.5 mi.)
Port Saint Joe, FL (21.9 mi.)
Callaway, FL (22.4 mi.)
Youngstown, FL (22.4 mi.)
Parker, FL (24.2 mi.)
Blountstown, FL (24.5 mi.)
Tyndall Air Force Base, FL (24.5 mi.)
Springfield, FL (24.8 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://gulfclerk.com

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  1. The building in Wewa is the “old courthouse”. The county seat was moved from Wewahitchka to Port St. Joe in 1965. The shootings took place in the “new courthouse” in Port St. Joe.

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