In 1880, Blountstown became the County seat of Calhoun County and a courthouse was built near the river. In 1903, another courthouse was constructed in new Blountstown. This courthouse was used until 1973 when the new courthouse was constructed. However, the old courthouse has been restored and is listed as a historic Florida landmark.
Fascinating residents of Blountstown have included the late Fuller Warren, former Governor of Florida, as well as Everett Yon, a native of Blountstown who was honored at the University of Florida, with the creation of Yon Hall.
The City of Blountstown is dedicated to fair housing principles. Fair Housing is a concept that everyone has the right to obtain without discrimination. The City of Blountstown officially adopted a Fair Housing Ordinance which prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, handicap and familial status. This ordinance covers most housing related activities such as real estate, advertising, bank transactions, mortgages, rentals and any similar activity which may deal with persons seeking housing. Anyone with questions or concerns about the Fair Housing Ordinance or any one who feels they have been discriminated against is urged to contact City Hall at 20591 Central Avenue West, Blountstown, Florida 32424 or (850)-674-5489.
City of Blountstown Fair Housing Coordinator- Emory Pierce, City Manager.
504 Officer- Emory Pierce, City Manager.
EEO Officer- Emory Pierce, City Manager.
For any questions on these issues or to file a complaint call him at 850-674-5488