Santa Rosa County is much larger than adjacent Escambia County, but populated areas are concentrated along the peninsula between Santa Rosa Sound and East Bay and the US 90 corridor between Pace and Milton. Much of northern Santa Rosa is rural in nature and areas to the southeast lie within Eglin Air Force Base. Therefore there are not as many county roads in Santa Rosa as compared with Escambia.
A loose grid of County Roads crisscross the northern half of the county. County Roads fall within the 100 to 300 series strata coinciding with State Roads 10 and 30. Unlike Escambia and Walton, replicated county road numbers were left in tact.
Like County Road 191B, CR 191C sees two alignments in Santa Rosa County. Nantahala Beach Road doubles as CR 191C, between Soundside Drive (CR 191B) and U.S. 98 (Gulf Breeze Parkway) at Midway. Robinson Point Road constitutes a 4.48-mile loop east from CR 191 (Garcon Point Road) along Blackwater Bay.
Santa Rosa County 191C - Robinson Point Road
County Road 191C south
The lone reassurance shield for County Road 191C stands just southeast of CR 191 (Garcon Point Road) at Bagdad. Robinson Point Road swings south ahead and crosses over Interstate 10. Photo taken 01/22/11.
Robinson Point Road turns westward from the Robinson Point area off Blackwater Bay to return to CR 191 (Garcon Point Road). No shields are posted for either route at their rural junction. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Santa Rosa County 191C - Nantahala Beach Road
County Road 191C north
County Road 191C comprises the western of three roads leading north from Soundside Drive to U.S. 98 (Gulf Breeze Parkway). The road also serves a satellite campus of Pensacola State College. Photo taken 02/09/06.
The stop sign at U.S. 98 was upgraded to a traffic light in November 2008. A right turn lane was added as well. U.S. 98 travels east from Midway to Holly By The Sea and Navarre and west to Oriole Beach and Gulf Breeze. Photo taken 02/09/06.
County Road 191C south
The northern half of Nantahala Beach Road differs from the residential southern half, with businesses and the Midway Water System office along side CR 191C. Photo taken 11/27/12.
Approaching the south end of County Road 191C at County Road 191B (Soundside Drive). Photo taken 11/27/12.
A public beach access point lies south of the intersection between County Road 191C and 191B (Soundside Drive). Soundside Drive straddles the coastline of Santa Rosa Sound east to Woodlawn Beach and west to U.S. 98 near Tiger Point. Photo taken 11/27/12.
County Road 197B
Santa Rosa County 197B follows West Spencer Field Road north from U.S. 90 to Norris Road and Norris Road west to County Road 197 (Chumuckla Highway) in Pace.
County Road 197B north
Heading north along West Spencer Field Road, drivers see the first reassurance marker for CR 197B just north of U.S. 90. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Although unsigned, County Road 197B turns west from West Spencer Field Road at this traffic light with Attaway Drive onto Norris Road. NOLF Spencer Field lies just to the north. Photo taken 07/24/11.
County Road 197B west
Norris Road lines the north side of Pace High School on the 0.74-mile drive west to CR 197 (Chumuckla Highway). Photo taken 07/24/11.
Approaching the west end of both CR 197B and Norris Road. Photo taken 07/24/11.
County Road 197A takes Chumuckla Highway north from U.S. 90 in Pace to Florida 89 south of Jay. Photo taken 07/24/11.
County Road 197B east
No longer posted, what was an eastbound shield for Santa Rosa County 197B posted on Norris Road by CR 197. Photo taken 02/06/06.
County Road 197B south
West Spencer Field Road leads south from NOLF Spencer Field to become County Road 197B at Norris Road. Unsigned CR 197B follows the road south 1.02 miles to a commercialized stretch of U.S. 90 through Pace. Photo taken 02/06/06.
County Road 197B scenes
West Spencer Field Road continues north from CR 197B another 2.3 miles to County Road 184A (Berryhill Road). Photo taken 02/06/06.
Santa Rosa County 281
County Road 281 forms an L-shaped route west from Florida 281 (Avalon Boulevard) through the community of Avalon Beach. Following Del Monte Street, CR 281 travels west through a rural street grid before turning north onto 14th Avenue to a bridge over Mulatto Bayou. Montecito Boulevard extends the route north to Mulat Road (former County Road 191A) at Harp.
County Road 281 east
Santa Rosa County Road 281 turns east from 14th Avenue onto Del Monte Street in the heart of Avalon Beach. 14th Street continues south and then west along side I-10 to the Archie Glover Boat Ramp. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Approaching Florida 281 (Avalon Boulevard) along CR 281 (Del Monte Street) east at 30th Avenue. No signs are posted for the state road, which leads south to the Garcon Point Bridge and north to U.S. 90 at Pea Ridge. Photo taken 07/24/11.
County Road 281 west
CR 281 takes Del Monte Street west 1.1 miles from SR 281 to 14th Avenue north. Del Monte Street extends west to 1st Avenue by Mulatto Bayou. Photo taken 07/24/11.
14th Avenue north after Del Monte Street. No reassurance marker for CR 281 is posted. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Montecito Boulevard splits with Atlas Drive just north of the Mulatto Bayou bridge. Photo taken 07/24/11.
A short distance further north is the end of County Road 281 at Mulat Road. County Road 191A followed Mulat Road northeast from Meloy Avenue to Avalon Boulevard historically. Pentagons remain along the route and at intersecting roadways. Photo taken 02/06/06. Second photo taken 07/24/11.
Drivers along CR 281 cross a CSX Railroad line at-grade before reaching the stop sign with Mulat Road at Harp. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Santa Rosa County 281B
Cyanamid Road represents the southeastern third of a route between SR 281 (Avalon Boulevard) north to U.S. 90 at Pea Ridge. Signed as County Road 281B, Cyanamid Road links Avalon Boulevard with Mulat Road (old CR 191A) opposite CR 191B (Sterling Way) west to Bell Lane (CR 197A) north.
County Road 281B east
Sterling Way transitions to Cyanamid Road east beyond Mulat Road by this Santa Rosa County Road 281B reassurance marker. Photo taken 07/24/11.
Cyanamid Road passes between the Bon View and Crestwood Estates subdivisions to end at SR 281 opposite Pebble Ridge Drive. Photo taken 02/06/06.
County Road 281B west
No shield is posted along Cyanamid Road west for County Road 281B. The 0.6 mile stretch concludes at a traffic light with Mulat Road, with CR 191B taking over along Sterling Way west. Photo taken 11/28/99.
A sign replacement at Mulat Road removed CR 191B but retained CR 191A. Mulat Road leads southwest from SR 281 to Mulat, and several signs posted along it reference CR 191A. Photo taken 07/24/11.
County Road 399 exists on multiple segments through Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. The segments are as follows:
East Bay Boulevard around Holley By The Sea - signed
Country Mill Road between Whitfield (Florida 87) and Florida 4 east of Jay - signed
Tractor Trail between Florida 4 east of Jay and Mt. Carmel (Florida 89) - signed
Santa Rosa County 399 links Navarre with Navarre Beach via Navarre Beach Causeway and the Navarre Beach Bridge. The two-lane roadway opened in 1960 as a toll bridge. Photo taken March 10, 2009.
East Bay Boulevard
East Bay Boulevard travels 9.87 miles from U.S. 98 at Midway to Florida 87 in Navarre. The two-lane county road parallels much of East Bay as it bypasses the Holley By The Sea community along U.S. 98. East Bay Boulevard also serves OLF Holley of Naval Air Station Whiting Field.
County Road 399 east
The lone eastbound reassurance marker for CR 399 along East Bay Boulevard stands just north of U.S. 98 at Midway. Encircling Holley By The Sea between Midway and Florida 87 in Navarre, CR 399 generally hugs the shoreline of East Bay. Photo taken 11/30/08.
Nearing the east end of the East Bay Boulevard segment of Santa Rosa County 399. A signalized intersection lies at the end with Turkey Bluff Road and Florida 87. Photo taken 11/01/08.
A rare end sign is posted for Santa Rosa County 399's terminus at Florida 87. Photo taken 04/30/11.
Florida 87 travels south 2.2 miles to U.S. 98 through Navarre and northwest to Harper and Holley on the 15.5-mile drive to Interstate 10. The road is four-laned from its beginning to the Elgin Air Force Base boundary north of Vonnie Tolbert Road. Photo taken 04/30/11.
County Road 399 west
Heading west from Florida 87 on Santa Rosa County 399 (East Bay Boulevard) at Navarre. East Bay Boulevard includes a multi-use path from its beginning to Holley By The Sea. NOLF Holley lies 1.75 miles westward. Photo taken 05/26/12.
Country Mill Road
Country Mill Road acts as a 7.077 mile rural connector between Florida 4, east of Jay, and Florida 87 at Whitfield.
County Road 399 south
Leading south from Florida 4 by the first reassurance marker for CR 399 on Country Mill Road. Photo taken 05/03/09.
Country Mill Road generally travels across open farm land before spanning the West Fork of Big Coldwater Creek. The route meets County Road 164 (Greenwood Road) just east of the crossing. Photo taken 05/03/09.
Santa Rosa County 164 follows Greenwood Road northward to Florida 4 and west to Cobbtown and Florida 89. Photo taken 05/03/09.
The remainder of County Road 399 along Country Mill Road heads east toward Florida 87. Photo taken 05/03/09.
CR 399 (Country Mill Road) reaches the Whitfield community ahead of SR 87. Photo taken 05/03/09.
CR 399 south ends at a stop sign with SR 87 opposite Whitfield Road east to Lewis Road. Florida 87 represents the main north-south route through Santa Rosa County, ending at Navarre off Santa Rosa Sound to the south and as Alabama 41 to the north. Photo taken 05/03/09.
The northernmost portion of County Road 399 consititutes a 1.856 mile route connecting Florida 89 at Mt. Carmel with Florida 4 east of Jay. Tractor Trail ties into Florida 4, one half mile west of the CR 399 loop along Country Mill Road southeast.
County Road 399 north
Northbound reassurance marker posted as County Road 399 (Tractor Trail) stems north from Florida 4 at Neal Jones Road. Photo taken 05/03/09.
Santa Rosa County 399 (Tractor Trail) travels through the rural Mt. Carmel community to its end at SR 89. Photo taken 05/03/09.
CR 399 ends at SR 89. Florida 89 angles southwest into the city of Jay while curving northward to the Alabama state line. Escambia County 55 continues the roadway northeast to Riverview and Alabama 41, south of Brewton. Photo taken 05/03/09.
County Road 399 south
County Road 399 (Tractor Trail) leads due south from Florida 89 at Mt. Carmel across open farm land to Florida 4. Photo taken 02/07/06.
Tractor Trail Road ends opposite Neal Jones Road south at Florida 4. SR 4 enters Jay just to the west while traveling a half mile east to the continuation of CR 399 south along Country Mill Road. Photo taken 02/07/06.