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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

Alachua CountyEdit

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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

Baker CountyEdit

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Seat: Macclenny 
Established: 1861  
Origin: Formed from Bradford County 
Etymology: James McNair Baker 
Population: 22259 
Area: 585 Square miles

Bay CountyEdit

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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

Bradford CountyEdit

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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

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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

Broward CountyEdit

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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

Calhoun CountyEdit

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Seat: Blountstown 
Established: 1838  
Origin: Formed from Franklin, Jackson, and Washington Counties  
Etymology: John C. Calhoun 
Population: 13,017 
Area: 567

Charlotte CountyEdit

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Seat: Punta Gorda 
Established: 1921  
Origin: Formed from DeSoto County 
Etymology: Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III 
Population: 141,627 
Area: 694

Citrus CountyEdit

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Seat: Inverness 
Established: 1887  
Origin: Formed from Hernando County 
Etymology: The county's citrus trees 
Population: 118,085 
Area: 584

Clay CountyEdit

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Seat: Green Cove Springs 
Established: 1858  
Origin: Formed from Duval County 
Etyomology: Henry Clay 
Population: 140,814 
Area: 601 Squares miles

Collier CountyEdit

Seat: Naples 
Established: 1923 
Origin: Formed from Lee County 
Etymology: Advertising mogul Barron Collier  
Population: 251,377 
Area: 2026 Square miles

Columbia CountyEdit

Seat= Lake City 
Established: 1832  
Origins: Formed from Alachua County 
Etymology: Christopher Columbus
Population: 56,513 
Area: 797 Square miles

DeSoto CountyEdit

Seat: Arcadia 
Established: 1887
Origin: Formed from Manatee County 
Etymology: Hernando de Soto 
Population: 32,209 
Area: 637 sq miles

Dixie CountyEdit

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

Duval CountyEdit

Seat: Jacksonville 
Established: 1822 
Origin: Formed from St. Johns County 
Etymology: William Pope Duval, former territorial governor 
Population: 778,879 
Area: 774

Escambia CountyEdit

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Flagler CountyEdit

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Franklin CountyEdit

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Gadsen CountyEdit

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Gilcrest CountyEdit

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Glades CountyEdit

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Gulf CountyEdit

Seat: Port St. Joe 
Established: 1925  
Origin: Formed from Calhoun County 
Etymology: The Gulf of Mexico 
Population: 13,332 
Area: 565 sq miles

Hamilton CountyEdit

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Hardee CountyEdit

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Hendry CountyEdit

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Hernando CountyEdit

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Highlands CountyEdit

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Hillsborough CountyEdit

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Holmes CountyEdit

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Indian River CountyEdit

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Jackson CountyEdit

Seat: Marianna 
Established: 1822  
Origin: Formed from Escambia County 
Etymology: Andrew Jackson 
Population: 46,755 
Area: 916 sq miles

Jefferson CountyEdit

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Lafayetee CountyEdit

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Lake CountyEdit

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Lee CountyEdit

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Leon CountyEdit

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Levy CountyEdit

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Liberty CountyEdit

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Madison CountyEdit

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Manatee CountyEdit

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Marion CountyEdit

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Martin CountyEdit

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Miami-Dade CountyEdit

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Monroe CountyEdit

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Nassau CountyEdit

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Okaloosa CountyEdit

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Okeechobee CountyEdit

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Orange CountyEdit

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Osceola CountyEdit

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Palm Beach County Edit

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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

Pasco CountyEdit

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Pinellas CountyEdit

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Polk CountyEdit

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Putnam CountyEdit

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Saint Johns CountyEdit

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Saint LucieEdit

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Santa Rosa CountyEdit

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Sarasota CountyEdit

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Seminole CountyEdit

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Sumter CountyEdit

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Suwanne CountyEdit

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Taylor CountyEdit

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Union 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

Volusia CountyEdit

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

Wakulla CountyEdit

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

Walton CountyEdit

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}}

Washington CountyEdit

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.

References Edit

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