Florida’s maximum stage is off the crushed route in Walton County

Lakewood Park in north Walton County stands atop Britton Hill, Florida's highest point.

PAXTON — A journey to Britton Hill, the highest all-natural place in Florida, moved just one the latest customer to poetry.

“Get missing to get observed, Florida’s highest very little floor, cows & crickets the only seem, the silence now so loud, time to pavement pound,” an not known author wrote Jan. 2 in the visitor’s log at Lakewood Park, which stands atop Britton Hill at the north close of Walton County.

Britton Hill, at 345 toes higher than sea amount, is in the unincorporated Lakewood neighborhood, just northeast of Paxton and much less than five miles south of the Alabama condition line.

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Florida’s best place is selected by a monument and symptoms in the Walton County-owned Lakewood Park at 2756 N. County Road 285, as well as by directional indications, such as just one at the CR 285-County Road 147 intersection.

From the tiny park’s clover-lined floor or its driveway, people can take pleasure in a pastoral perspective of environmentally friendly farmland dotted with dozens of black cattle.

Vast stretches of farmland stand adjacent to Britton Hill in north Walton County.

Upcoming yr, county officials may possibly begin selling the obscure landmark of Britton Hill as an off-the-overwhelmed-route gem.

‘Midget Mountain’

Britton Hill/Lakewood Park is positioned 28 miles northeast of Crestview and 23 miles northwest of DeFuniak Springs. On an Apple iphone Maps application, the hill is robotically deemed a “mountain.”

A faded brochure posted on the park’s kiosk lists the high place of each individual state. According to the brochure provided by the Highpointers Club of Northfield, Minnesota, Britton Hill is the cheapest point out highpoint in the United States.

This monument at Lakewood Park stands next to the entrance to the park's three hiking trails.

The 2nd-cheapest, at 448 ft earlier mentioned sea amount, is Ebright Azimuth in Delaware. Alaska’s Denali (aka Mount McKinley), at 20,320 feet, is the highest highpoint.

“It was back again in 1900 when William “Will” Henry Britton, a timber baron from North Carolina, purchased the Lake Lumber Co. in Florala, Alabama,” states a Northwest Florida Day by day News article from Nov. 18, 1991 that is posted in the Lakewood Park kiosk. “Will moved the mill company 3 miles east. He named the internet site Lakewood. And in 1904, his brother, Thomas Jones Britton … and several other companions established the Britton Lumber Co.”