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About Florala

In 1818, Andrew Jackson stopped at the lake with his soldiers, and thus Lake Jackson is named after him. Since 1870, Florala has served as the home of the world’s oldest consecutive annual Masonic Day celebration, through Florala’s Fidelity Masonic Lodge #685 (beginning with Chapel Hill and Lake City Lodge #377), and Chapter #441 of the Order of the Eastern Star. The celebration is in honor of St. John’s Day, June 24, 1717, when the first Grand Masonic Lodge in England was established. The celebration is held each year on the Friday before the 24th of June and concluding on the Saturday after the 24th.

Florala City Wetland Park (formerly Florala State Park) offers visitors a variety of ways to explore and enjoy the northern portion of 500-acre Lake Jackson. The park offers picnic tables and a picnic shelter, a campground, public beaches, a pier, and a paved walking trail. Just a short distance along the shoreline, Florala City Wetland Park offers elevated boardwalks through Spanish Moss-draped Cypress forest and Palmetto scrub along the edge of the lake.

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