These are an accumulation of historical resources which inform the history of the Apalachcola area. Some are unique to this page, like the Historical Names in Apalachicola Area excel spreadsheet (developed originally at the Apalachicola Municipal Library). Others offer internet access to important historical information like the Territorial Papers (5 volumes) available through Hathitrust.org.
We also post event videos and PowerPoints. The AAHS has also just established a YouTube Channel and will be adding Spring Speaker Series videos.
If you would like to assist the AAHS in providing the best information on this page, please contact us with possible additions. Leave message at 850-653-1700 or email AAHs.firstname.lastname@example.org. We will gratfully accept appropriate additions
In honor of the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Territorial Period. Access to the 5 volumes of Territorial Period Papers is available at www.hathitrust.org.
Apalachicola Historical District: Federal Register application/approval for designantion (short version)
"If This House Could Talk" 2022 event, May 6-21, 2022 all around Apalachicola. Here's the map to download.
SRING SPEAKER SERIES 2022
VIDEO: James Hargrove on Gorrie's Magnificent Obcession April 2022
VIDEO: Kevin Bair on Everyday Life in Apalachicola May 2022
and Bair "Dr. John Gorrie “Father of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning”?"
AAHS newsletter for April 2021 FINAL 4-23-21 PDF.pdf
2020 Video Tour of Raney House
Chesnut Street Cemetery Walking Tour
Chesnut Cemetery: Historic Preservation Plan Summary
FULL 2016 Miller Report (400 pages)
Miller Interactive Walking Tour (also on Cemetery tab)
"Fire and Fury and Flood" Powerpoint presentation by Lou Hill on archaeology of the Apalachicola Riverfront
Another video, from September 2022 Heritage Dinner (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfJcmzH75DU)
Apalachicola Times 2018 on Commerce in Franklin County by Mark Curenton. Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5
Chasing Shadows: Apalachicola Times
Articles by Pam Richardson
Gibson Inn Shaped by Siblings 2019
What Became of Popham’s “oyster factory” 2019
What’s In a Name? 2020
Apalachicola's 19th century Brick Masterpieces 2020
Nightengale's Journey from Berlin to Bees 2020
Gibson Road Family Rooted in Agriculture 2021
"Celestials", an Altercation, and the Boarding House 2020
Memories of the Hill's 'Miss Love' 2020
A most rare piano 2020
Treating Drug Addiction, a century ago
Other Chasing Shadows Articles
2020 Blockade Running and the "Abominal Old Hag"
by Mark Curenton
A Deeper Look at Dr. Chapman 2020 by Caty Greene
Carrabelle Becomes a Town on Christmas Eve 2020
by Tamara Allen, Carrabelle History Museum
Richardson Explores Hill History (Adlerstein) 2019
Grady Family Story 2020 by Pam Richardson
Articles by Lois Swoboda
Prominent Citizens In Repose Apalachicola Times 2010
Memories From A Mortician, Apalachicola Times 2011
New York Times Articles from long ago
New York Times 12/12/1894
James Hargrove Life & Times of William Augustus Bowles
from Spring Speaker Series February 2021
Sail and Steam Vessels serving the Apalachicola Chattahoochee Valley by Harry P. Owens
Antebellum Cotton Port (Note: typo on page 3, "slaves" should be "staves" wood) by Dorothy Dodds
The Civil War, The Ice Trade, And the Rise of the Ice Machine by Kevin Bair
Working list of Historical Names in Apalachicola Area . This is an ongoing project, originating at the Apalachicola Municipal Library. Names taken from indexes of publications have been put in an Excel spreadsheet, with source and brief descriptions. The Bibliography of sources materials is also included. This document is for research purposes only and it still being revised and updated.
Apalachicola Historic Guidelines
Sanborn Maps These are Fire Insurance maps of Apalachicola for 5 years dating between 1897-1922