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infoon town

Panama City, FL

#1 Nov 15, 2010
yes iam doing a paper and ive hit a wall does anyone know what the oldest open bisness is in bonifay some say the la cue now the honky tonk and some say bowens ect so if anyone knows and could let me know it would be great
holmes

Old Town, FL

#2 Jan 3, 2011
jmfak

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#3 Jan 8, 2011
Well, some dark evil abyss opened up, and Bonifay fell out.
THN

Crestview, FL

#4 Jan 8, 2011
If not the oldest, Bowens would be close enough. It has been open and in the same family for probably 50 years... I have good sources... I'll let you know what I find out.
bonifay billy

Ocean View, DE

#5 Jan 14, 2011
how about sims funeral home?
POLLY

Niceville, FL

#6 Mar 25, 2011
Maybe the Feed Store across from Son Chance Tire. The Bank. Of Bonifay, over a hundred years., and the pool room has been around a long time. Bowen's came later.

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#7 May 11, 2011
The Courthouse. Been doing business since the county was first named by the Legislators.

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#8 May 11, 2011
Though the original courthouse was burned in 1904, it soon returned to full operation in no time flat.
ten miler

Panama City, FL

#9 May 12, 2011
Abe Ibdeec wrote:
Though the original courthouse was burned in 1904, it soon returned to full operation in no time flat.
Bonifay was not the county seat when the county was established, Why would the court house be there?
ten miler

Panama City, FL

#10 May 12, 2011
I would think that the oldest organization in bonifay is the baptist church. Not at the same location or the same building, although it has been at the same location since the 1940s that I know of.

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#11 May 12, 2011
ten miler wrote:
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Bonifay was not the county seat when the county was established, Why would the court house be there?
Is Bonifay in the County of Holmes? Yes?!? Then the oldest business currently in Bonifay is the Courthouse. It was first located in Cerro Gordo, then Westville, then Bonifay. The business operated by Courthouse personnel is County Business, and the county existed before Bonifay. In fact, Cerro Gordo was recognized as early as 1842 as a District of Florida whereas Bonifay did not become the county seat until 1905. The Courthouse Business which was later transferred to Bonifay was/is in fact the oldest business in Bonifay that is still functioning.

Correction to my earlier post: The Courthouse in Westville did not burn until 1902 as opposed to my earlier claim of 1904.
just wondering

Panama City Beach, FL

#12 May 12, 2011
When was the Eureka hotel first built and went into operation?
ten miler

Panama City, FL

#13 May 12, 2011
Abe Ibdeec wrote:
Though the original courthouse was burned in 1904, it soon returned to full operation in no time flat.
True, but not n Bonifay.
ten miler

Panama City, FL

#14 May 12, 2011
Abe Ibdeec wrote:
The Courthouse. Been doing business since the county was first named by the Legislators.
True, but not in Bonifay.
ten miler

Panama City, FL

#15 May 12, 2011
Abe Ibdeec wrote:
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Is Bonifay in the County of Holmes? Yes?!? Then the oldest business currently in Bonifay is the Courthouse. It was first located in Cerro Gordo, then Westville, then Bonifay. The business operated by Courthouse personnel is County Business, and the county existed before Bonifay. In fact, Cerro Gordo was recognized as early as 1842 as a District of Florida whereas Bonifay did not become the county seat until 1905. The Courthouse Business which was later transferred to Bonifay was/is in fact the oldest business in Bonifay that is still functioning.
Correction to my earlier post: The Courthouse in Westville did not burn until 1902 as opposed to my earlier claim of 1904.
Where is Cerro Gordo? Don't say in holmes county, we know that.
June bug

Bonifay, FL

#16 May 13, 2011
Cerra Gorda is north of Westville. There is a historical marker there where the original county seat was located.

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#17 May 13, 2011
June bug wrote:
Cerra Gorda is north of Westville. There is a historical marker there where the original county seat was located.
An official map is found here:
http://maps.google.com/maps...
loveholmesco

Argyle, FL

#18 May 13, 2011
I know that one of the oldest businesses in Bonifay is The Holmes County Advertiser. It is even older than the Bank of Bonifay.

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#19 May 13, 2011
ten miler wrote:
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True, but not n Bonifay.
You are wrong. Instead of rebuilding the Courthouse in Westville, it was re-opened in Bonifay in 1905, when Bonifay was announced as the County Seat; but it was still the same business establishment.... the County Courtyhouse, doing county business for the people of Bonifay and the rest of Holmes county.... a continuation of the same business ... just at a different location.

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#20 May 13, 2011
loveholmesco wrote:
I know that one of the oldest businesses in Bonifay is The Holmes County Advertiser. It is even older than the Bank of Bonifay.
But not older than the County Courthouse and the business conducted within that institution.

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