Palatka is a city in Putnam County, Florida, United States. It is a small sleepy town located on the banks of the St. Johns River, and is known as the “Bass Capital of the World”.
Palatka is a very colorful place to visit with more than 25 murals decorating the city. Many murals can be found along St. Johns Avenue, the town’s main drag. The downtown area has been beautified with globe streetlights, park benches and brick detail along the sidewalks.
Other attractions include The Art Shoppe & Gallery, the Bronson-Mulholland House and the historic Tilghman House, an artist coop gallery run by the Palatka Art League. The Larimer Arts Center hosts art exhibits and live performances.
Things to see and do
* Bronson-Mulholland House (1854)
* Palatka Railroad Preservation Society
* Putnam County Historical Society & Museum
* Angel's Dining Car (Florida's Oldest Diner)
* Ravine Gardens State Park
Cruise Season – May - Sept
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area – 18.0 km²
Population – 12,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The Palatka marina is located on River Street, approximately 1.5 km’s from the town centre.
Transport Links - Palatka Municipal Airport, also known as Lt. Kay Larkin Field, is a public-use airport located 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of the Palatka central business district. The airport is publicly owned.
The AMTRAK Silver Star and the Silver Meteor services stop at Palatka Railroad Station on the Palmetto routes.