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The Gateway to Florida


This historic, charming little town provides the ideal rest stop for travelers heading south to the Pensacola Bay Area's beautiful beaches. 

In 1901, the Alger-Sullivan Sawmill opened in Century. The town quickly boomed, as the mill became one of the most productive mills in the South. Today you can still explore the historic district along Jefferson Street to see buildings and homes well over 100 years old. 

Stop in for a lunch of Southern staples at Mama Ruth's Café in the historic Hudson's Grocery building - established in 1897. You'll also find a bakery and artisan booths, so shop for antiques and collectibles while waiting on your meal. The nearby Sandwich Deli makes a mean Philly cheesesteak, and don't miss their ice cream. Or, breakfast is always on the menu at the Southern Panhandle Café.

Showalter Park (named for former MLB manager and Century's own Buck Showalter) offers a splash pad, playground, ball fields, and more amenities for young travelers needing to release some pent-up energy after a long day on the road.

Outdoor adventure-types, be sure to stop at Lake Stone Campground, a 100-acre campground and boat launch with 77 campsites overlooking a freshwater lake. 

The friendly folks of Century invite you to stop and stay awhile.


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