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Westville, Florida

Westville is located in southern Holmes County, west of the Choctawhatchee River, where U.S. Route 90 passes through the small town of nearly 300.

387 Population

$56,250 Median Household Income

63.6% Labor Force Participation

80% High School Graduate

Westville History


Notably, Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the “Little House” series of books lived in the Popular Head Community of Westville for a short time in 1891.

Another notable former resident of Westville was George William Curry, also known as Uncle Willie. Around 1920, Uncle Willie opened a ferry as a way of transportation from the west side of the Choctawhatchee [chok-tuh-hach-ee] River to the east side, known as Curry’s Landing. A person could load their horse and wagon onto the ferry that was stabilized with a cable and Uncle Wille could pull them to the other side.

Choctawhatchee River

Portions of Westville lie within the floodplain of the Choctawhatchee River. The Choctawhatchee River Blueway is a Florida Designated Paddling Trail. Along the trail, you will find springs, places to camp, boat ramps, picnic facilities, Florida conservation lands, and wetlands. Take in the cypress trees and parts of the regular North Florida flora and fauna. Wildlife including alligators, and sturgeon are known to frequent the river during spawning.

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