In 1821, there were only two counties in Florida: Escambia to the west and St. Johns to the east. From these two counties were formed 67 today.
This is a list of 67 counties in the U.S. state of Florida
Seat: Gainesville Established: 1824 Origin: Formed from Duval and St. Johns Counties Etyomlogy: From a native word for the watering holes in the area Population: 217955 Area: 874 square miles
Seat: Macclenny Established: 1861 Origin: Formed from Bradford County Etymology: James McNair Baker Population: 22259 Area: 585 Square miles
Seat: Panama City Established: 1913 Origin: Formed from Calhoun and Washington Counties Etyomology: St. Andrew's Bay, the central geographic feature of the county Population: 148,217 Area: 764 Square miles
Seat: Starke Established: 1858 Origin: Formed from Columbia County (but called New River County until 1861) Etymology: Capt. Richard Bradford Population: 26088 Area: 293 Square miles
Brevard County Edit
Seat: Titusville Established: 1844 Origin: Formed from Orange County (but called St. Lucia County until 1855) Etymology: Thomas Washington Brevard, former state comptroller Population: 476,230 Area: 1,018 Square miles
Seat: Fort Lauderdale Established: 1915 Origin: Formed from Dade and Palm Beach Counties Etymology: Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, former governor of Florida Population: 1,623,018 Area: 1,209
Seat: Blountstown Established: 1838 Origin: Formed from Franklin, Jackson, and Washington Counties Etymology: John C. Calhoun Population: 13,017 Area: 567
Seat: Punta Gorda Established: 1921 Origin: Formed from DeSoto County Etymology: Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III Population: 141,627 Area: 694
Seat: Inverness Established: 1887 Origin: Formed from Hernando County Etymology: The county's citrus trees Population: 118,085 Area: 584
Seat: Green Cove Springs Established: 1858 Origin: Formed from Duval County Etyomology: Henry Clay Population: 140,814 Area: 601 Squares miles
Seat: Naples Established: 1923 Origin: Formed from Lee County Etymology: Advertising mogul Barron Collier Population: 251,377 Area: 2026 Square miles
Seat= Lake City Established: 1832 Origins: Formed from Alachua County Etymology: Christopher Columbus Population: 56,513 Area: 797 Square miles
Seat: Arcadia Established: 1887 Origin: Formed from Manatee County Etymology: Hernando de Soto Population: 32,209 Area: 637 sq miles
Seat: Cross City Established: 1921 Origin: Formed from Lafayette County Etymology: Dixie is a common nickname for the Southern United States Population: 13,827 Area: 704 sq miles
Seat: Jacksonville Established: 1822 Origin: Formed from St. Johns County Etymology: William Pope Duval, former territorial governor Population: 778,879 Area: 774
Seat: Port St. Joe Established: 1925 Origin: Formed from Calhoun County Etymology: The Gulf of Mexico Population: 13,332 Area: 565 sq miles
Indian River CountyEdit
Seat: Marianna Established: 1822 Origin: Formed from Escambia County Etymology: Andrew Jackson Population: 46,755 Area: 916 sq miles
Palm Beach County Edit
Seat: West Palm Beach Established: 1909 Etyomology: The county's two main geographic features Origin: Formed from Dade County Population: 1131184 Area: 2034 Square miles Notes: The biggest county in Florida
Saint Johns CountyEdit
Santa Rosa CountyEdit
Seat: Lake Butler, Florida Established: 1921 Origin: Formed from Bradford County Etymology: A common name for the Northern side in the American Civil War Population: 13,442 Area: 240 notes: Florida smallest county
Seat: De Land, Florida Established: 1854 Origin: Formed from Orange County Etymology: The port of Volusia, whose etymology is unknown Population: 443,343 Area: 1,106
Seat: Crawfordville, Florida Established: 1843 Origin: Formed from Leon County Etymology: The Wakulla River, itself named for a Spanish corruption of a Timucuan word of unknown origin Population: 22,863 Area: 607 sq miles
Seat: DeFuniak Springs, Florida Established: 1824 Origin: Formed from Escambia and Jackson Counties Etymology: George Walton, first Secretary of Florida Territory Population: 40,601 Area: 1,058}}
Seat: Chipley Established: 1825 Origin: Formed from Jackson and Walton Counties Etymology: George Washington Population: 20,973 Area: 580 sq miles
Former Counties of Florida Edit
- Benton (1721-1850) — Name changed from Hernando and then back to Hernando.
- Fayette (1832-1834) — Formed from Jackson and then merged back into Jackson.
- Mosquito (1824-1845) — Name changed to Orange.
- New River (1858-1861) — Name changed to Bradford.
- Saint Lucia (1844-1855) — Name changed to Brevard. Part of Brevard became Saint Lucie in 1917.