Milton

Milton


Milton is the county seat of Santa Rosa County, located near the center of the county, next to the Blackwater River. The City of Milton was incorporated in 1844 making it one of oldest cities in Florida. The Blackwater River served as the main transportation artery for its timber, lumber, brick, naval stores and ship building industries. Today, Milton has a strong manufacturing base and is the home of the Navy’s Whiting Field, which is located north of town. This installation hosts fixed wing primary training squadrons and a helicopter training squadron. Among the recreational facilities in the Milton area is the Blackwater Heritage State Trail, the site of an abandoned railroad, formerly the Florida and Alabama Railroad. It is an easy route between the town of Milton and the Whiting Field Naval Air Station. The trail was acquired from the National Park Service in 1993 and will be part of a link with the proposed Old Spanish Trail. Hikers and bikers use the paved route while horseback riders use the parallel dirt path. It travels approximately 8 miles bypassing open field and wetlands where white-tailed deer roam and wading birds stand statuesque.  Visit their official website by clicking here.

Schools

To enroll in schools, students must present completed immunization records, a physical exam completed within the past 12 months, birth certificate, social security number, and proof of residence or notarized declaration of domicile. Students in grades 9-12 will require a sealed transcript from previous school.

List of Milton Area Schools
Pensacola Junior College

University of West Florida
Pensacola Christian College
Troy State University


Population

The population within the city limits of Milton is approximately 8,044 as of the 2004 census.  See Demographic Information by clicking here.

Shopping

There are a variety of retail stores, small boutiques, and other shops in Milton. A Wallmart Super Store anchors a shopping area which includes Home Depot, Office Depot, and other smaller stores. You are just minutes away from Pensacola’s two major shopping areas, the historic downtown area and in the Mall area (University and Cordova Malls) located in the I-10/Davis Highway corridor.
 
Notable people with Milton ties


Greg Allen - former pro running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns) who was born in Milton and graduated from Milton High in 1980
Mark Everett - former sprinter who graduated from Milton High in 1986
Cortland Finnegan - starting cornerback for the Tennessee Titans who graduated from Milton High in 2002
Jim Jack - former Monster Jam monster driver, drove the Reptoid truck for over 20 years before retiring in 2006
Nick Monteleone - film and television composer, arranger and musician who graduated from Milton High in 1996
Reggie Slack - former quarterback in the NFL and CFL who graduated from Milton High in 1986
Heath Slocum - pro golfer who graduated from Milton High in 1992
Lawrence Tynes - placekicker for the New York Giants who graduated from Milton High in 1996
Bubba Watson - pro golfer who was born in nearby Bagdad, Florida and graduated from Milton High in 1997
Boo Weekley - pro golfer who was born in Milton and graduated from Milton High in 1992
Elijah Williams - former cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons who was born in Milton and graduated from Milton High in 1993 
 

Contact Information

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Bernie
Pensacola Bay Realty
201 E. Government St. #8
Pensacola FL 32502
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Bernie Mostoller, CRS,GRI,SRES,CDPE
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Pensacola Bay Realty
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