Feb 3, 2020


Palakta, Florida is 1 hour south of Jacksonville, the city is on the banks of the St. Johns River. It's a small town, in the 2010 census the population was 10,000 + residents.  Palakta is known for many things, if you want to read all about it, the link above will take you to the Wikipedia page.  (Click on the word Palatka) 

The historic murals are certainly one of the hallmarks of the city. Below are photos of some of the murals, I did not get to see all of them.  For sure I will go back and complete the walking tour of the murals. The town is sleepy, dusty, with lots of charm, character and history.  The city is also known for an annual Azalea Festival and a Blue Crab Festival.  

The murals were started in 1998 by the City of Palatka Historic Preservation Board. All of the murals have information on when they were painted, by whom, they include the title of the work and any sponsors that supported getting that specific mural completed. One local antique market we visited had a map brochure of all the murals and the history each mural represented.