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The Town of Two Egg, Florida

Violet Sky in Two Egg, Florida
Violet Sky in Two Egg, Florida

Just a short drive from Marianna and the famous haunted Bellamy Bridge lies the quaint community of Two Egg, Florida. From Hollywood stars to mysterious swamp creatures this town has its own unique history.

History

The town used to be home to the Allison Company Sawmill and a lumbering community. In fact, the town was actually called Allison during the early 1900s after the business. All that was there was a sawmill, grocery store, post office, a few homes and a camp for lumberman.

When the Great Depression hit in the 1930s, the grocery store had locals bringing their eggs in exchange for goods. Many families had plenty of chickens and that was all they had to give in trade for other necessities.

The town named changed to Two Egg after the Great Depression when the man that owned the grocery store in the community kept complaining that he lived in a “two-egg town”. As people would bring in only two eggs in exchange for items. Another tale also came from the idea that during the exchange of two eggs they were dropped at the store. The name for the area kind of stuck as locals kept referring to the area as “Two Egg”. The post office renamed its location and the Florida Department of Transportation marked Two Egg, Florida on the map.

Hollywood actress Faye Dunaway known for her leading roles in Chinatown and Bonnie and Clyde, was born and spent a few childhood years between Bascom and Two Egg in northwest Florida.

Also nearby are rumors of the “Two Egg Stump Jumper” a local legend of a wild man similar to bigfoot who roams the woods and swamps.

Violet Sky’s Visit

Passing through the area I was intrigued to the history behind a town called Two Egg in Florida. It was such a unique name I was sure that it must have a special story behind it.

The drive led us to the town of Two Egg which was not much but a sign and an old building. Yet the simple cute name of the town made it worth the stop.

How to Visit

Two Egg, Florida is located at the intersection of Highway 69 and Wintergreen Road. It is very close to the city of Greenwood and also nearby Grand Ridge and Marianna.

To read more about the community of Two Egg, Florida click here.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

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