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Port Saint Joe
Port St. Joe is a city located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and State Road 71 in Gulf County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 3,445. This was a decline from 3,644 as of the 2000 census. Port St. Joe became the county seat of Gulf County in 1965.HistorySt. Joseph was founded in 1835 by businessmen from nearby Apalachicola, which was troubled by legal conflict over land titles. It was mostly abandoned in 1841 after a yellow fever epidemic; hurricanes in 1843 and 1851 destroyed what structures remained. In the early 20th century a new settlement was founded close to the original after the arrival of the Apalachicola Northern Railroad in 1909. It appears that the more informal "Port St. Joe" was adopted for official use around this time.GeographyPort St. Joe is located in southern Gulf County at (29.807968, -85.297684), within the Florida Panhandle and along the Emerald Coast. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.3km2, of which 24.5sqkm is land and 6.8sqkm, or 21.86%, is water. The city limits extend into St. Joseph Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico.Our United States day trip planning app allows you to schedule your trip to Port Saint Joe, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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