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The Cinco Bayou subdivision was platted in 1940 in the unincorporated area of Okaloosa County. It became the Town of Cinco Bayou on July 3, 1950, when the charter was approved in a citizen town meeting in a local grocery store. The first order of business was to appoint a mayor and five town councilmembers. At that time, the town had a population of approximately 100. Cinco Bayou is approximately one-half mile square and is surrounded by the City of Fort Walton Beach on three sides and Five Mile Bayou on the fourth side. Five Mile Bayou is also called Cinco Bayou, hence the town’s name.