Bagdad Living on The Blackwater
Welcome to the Village of Bagdad
Located on the beautiful Blackwater River!
Entering the Village of Bagdad conjures up images of horse-drawn buggies, women in full length dresses, and homemade ice cream. Bagdad is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to families, professionals, artists, writers, and national celebrities. It is also home to four of nine Florida Heritage Sites in Santa Rosa County.
Bagdad was established in 1840 as a mill town which became by 1900 the largest producer of yellow pine lumber in the world. Its prime location on the Blackwater River facilitated the lumber industry as well as an active shipping industry.
Today, the Village of Bagdad provides its residents and guests with a quiet living. Many enjoy water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and fishing on the Blackwater River and surrounding waterways. Those interested in history can stroll along the streets in the Historic District or visit the Historic Bagdad Village Museum.
We invite you to Bagdad. Explore our waterways, learn about our history, and discover what lies in the depths of the Blackwater River. You just might stay awhile, because "History Forever" is not out of the question.
- J. Richard Lewis