Welcome to Washington County, Florida, where you will find a quite, family oriented, All American way of life in the Florida panhandle. Founded in 1882, Chipley was named for railroad pioneer William Dudley Chipley. It grew up as many towns did along the railroad in the late 1800's, serving as a watering station for the steam-driven locomotives. Hundreds of lakes and clear streams, green forests and unspoiled land are home for a variety of wildlife. These peaceful surroundings offer abundant hunting and fishing grounds. Boating and waterskiing are favorite pastimes of many residents with Falling Waters State Recreation Area drawing participants in hiking, swimming, camping, photography and picnicking.