Place:Navarre, Santa Rosa, Florida, United States

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NameNavarre
TypeCommunity
Coordinates30.4°N 86.85°W
Located inSanta Rosa, Florida, United States
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Navarre is an unincorporated community in Santa Rosa County in the Northwest Florida Panhandle which provides refuge to mostly U.S. military, defense contractors, nature enthusiasts and beach guests who stay along the 12 miles of pristine white shoreline.

Navarre is about 25 miles east of Pensacola and about 15 miles west of Fort Walton Beach. The community is roughly centered on the junction of U.S. Route 98 and State Road 87. It is part of the PensacolaFerry PassBrent Metropolitan Statistical Area and is known for the untarnished natural beauty, boutique shopping, swimming in the emerald colored water, having a picnic on the beach or in the county park and riding or jogging on the several scenic bike paths.

History

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The founder of Navarre was Guy Wyman, a colonel in the United States Army. Wyman was in World War I where he met a French nurse named Noel. At the time, immigration policies would not allow him to bring her to the United States as a fiancé or even as a wife, but he could bring her back as his legal child. So he adopted her, and brought her back to the Florida panhandle, where he purchased a large amount of land. Noel named their holdings Navarre, after the province in Spain near France.[1] Wyman platted the town in 1925,[1] but made no steps towards development. However, during the Great Depression, the Wymans couldn’t pay the taxes on it, and were forced to begin selling it off. Part of that property is where the Navarre Park is today. While protecting and enhancing the natural beauty of the area; several steps have been taken to develop luxury accommodations, water activities, boutique shopping, scenic trails, top rated schools and nature/educational opportunities.

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