This site is part of the FLGenWeb project and The USGenWeb project, devoted solely to the genealogy and history of Bay County. All of the information on this site is provided free of charge to the researcher. Volunteers are always needed and welcome. Without you, the site will not grow as it should. If you would consider volunteering by transcribing records or submitting material or photographs, please contact the County Coordinator
On February 12, 1913, representatives from five towns on the St. Andrew’s Bay, met in Panama City to select a name for a proposed new county. The name Bay was selected because it was satisfactory to the majority of the citizens and was descriptive of the territory that would be included. On July 1, 1913, Bay County was created by the Legislature from portions of Washington, Calhoun and Walton counties.