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List Of Counties In Florida
There are 67 counties in the state of Florida. It became a territory of the U.S. in 1821 with two counties complementing the provincial divisions retained as a Spanish territory: Escambia to the west and St. Johns to the east, divided by the Suwannee River. All of the other counties were apportioned from these two original counties. Florida became the 27th U.S. state
U.S. state
in 1845, and its last county was created in 1925 with the formation of Gilchrist County from a segment of Alachua County.[1] Florida's counties are subdivisions of the state government. In 1968, counties gained the power to develop their own charters.[2] All but two of Florida's county seats are incorporated municipalities
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List Of United States Counties And County-equivalents
This is a complete list of the 3,142 counties and county equivalents of the United States as of July 1, 2013[update]. For more detailed information, see the individual state lists shown below. In the United States, a county is a political and geographic subdivision of a state.[1] Of the 50 U.S. states, 48 states are divided into a total of 3,007 counties.[2] The number of counties per state ranges from the three counties in Delaware
Delaware
to the 254 counties in Texas. The five counties in Rhode Island, the eight counties in Connecticut, and eight of the 14 counties in Massachusetts
Massachusetts
do not have a functional county government, but still exist as legal and census entities. Instead of counties, Louisiana
Louisiana
is divided into 64 parishes which are functionally similar to counties. Alaska
Alaska
is divided into 19 organized boroughs and a single Unorganized Borough
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Volusia County, Florida
Volusia County (/vəˈluːʃə/, və-LOOSH-ə) is located in the east-central part of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Florida, stretching between the St. Johns River
St. Johns River
and the Atlantic Ocean. As of the 2010 census, the county was home to 494,593 people, an increase of 11.6% from 2000.[1] It was founded on December 29, 1854 from part of Orange County and was named for the community of Volusia, located in northwestern Volusia County. Its first county seat was Enterprise
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Gilchrist County, Florida
Gilchrist County is a rural county located in the U.S. state of Florida. Organized in 1925 from the western part of Alachua, it is the last county to be formed in the state. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,939.[1] The county seat is Trenton.[2] Gilchrist County is included in the Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area.Contents1 History1.1 Historic buildings2 Geography2.1 Adjacent counties3 Demographics 4 Economy 5 Politics5.1 Voter registration 5.2 Statewide Elections6 Library 7 Communities7.1 Cities 7.2 Town 7.3 Census-designated place8 Notable person 9 References 10 External links10.1 Government links/Constitutional offices10.1.1 Special districts 10.1.2 Judicial branch10.2 Museum and Library ResourcesHistory[edit] Gilchrist County was created in 1925, the last county organized in Florida. It was named for Albert W. Gilchrist, Governor of Florida from 1909 to 1913
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Dixie County, Florida
Dixie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,422.[1] Its county seat is Cross City.[2]Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Adjacent counties 2.2 National protected area3 Demographics 4 Politics4.1 Voter Registration 4.2 Statewide Elections5 Points of interest 6 Library 7 Communities7.1 Towns 7.2 Unincorporated communities8 Transportation8.1 Airports9 See also 10 References 11 External links11.1 Government links/Constitutional offices11.1.1 Special districts 11.1.2 Judicial branch11.2 Tourism linksHistory[edit] Dixie County was created in 1921 from the southern portion of Lafayette County and named for "Dixie", the common nickname for the southern United States.[3] Geography[edit] According to the U.S
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Clay County, Florida
Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 190,895.[1] Its county seat is Green Cove Springs.[2] Clay County is included in the Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area.Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Adjacent counties3 Transportation3.1 Airports 3.2 Major highways4 Demographics 5 Politics5.1 Voter registration 5.2 Statewide elections6 Museums 7 Education7.1 Library8 Communities8.1 Cities 8.2 Towns 8.3 Census-designated places 8.4 Other unincorporated communities9 See also 10 References 11 External linksHistory[edit] Clay County was created on December 31, 1858, from a section of Duval County. Its name is in honor of Henry Clay, a famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky, and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century.[3][4] Clay County was once a popular destination for tourists visiting from the northern states
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St. Johns County, Florida
St. Johns County is a county of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the county's population was 190,039.[1] The county seat and largest incorporated city is St. Augustine.[2] St. Johns County is part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area. The county was established in 1821. It is one of the two original counties established after Florida was ceded to the United States, at the start of the Florida Territorial period, and corresponded roughly with the former colonial province of East Florida. It was named for the St. Johns River, which runs along its western border. Today, St. Johns County is primarily made up of residential bedroom communities for those who commute to Jacksonville. Tourism, primarily associated with St
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Alachua County, Florida
Alachua County (/əˈlætʃu.ə/ ə-LATCH-oo-ə) is a county in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 247,336.[1] The county seat is Gainesville,[2] the home of the University of Florida
Florida
since 1906, when the campus opened with 106 students. Alachua County is included in the Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is known for its diverse culture, local music, and artisans
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Putnam County, Florida
Putnam County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 74,364.[1] Its county seat is Palatka.[2] Putnam County comprises the Palatka, FL Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Jacksonville-St. Marys-Palatka, FL-GA Combined Statistical Area. The county is centrally located between Jacksonville, Gainesville, St. Augustine, and Daytona Beach.Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Adjacent counties 2.2 National protected area 2.3 State Park3 Demographics 4 Education4.1 Libraries5 Communities5.1 Cities 5.2 Towns 5.3 Census-designated place 5.4 Other unincorporated communities6 Politics 7 Transportation7.1 Airports 7.2 Highways 7.3 Navigable Waterways8 See also 9 References 10 External links10.1 Government links/Constitutional offices10.1.1 Special districts 10.1.2 Judicial branch10.2 Tourism linksHistory[edit] Putnam County was created in 1849.[3] It was Florida's 28th county created from parts of St
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Flagler County, Florida
Flagler County is a county on the east coast of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 95,696.[1] Its county seat is Bunnell.[2] Created in 1917 from portions of Saint Johns and Volusia Counties, it was named for Henry Morrison Flagler, who built the Florida East Coast Railway. Flagler County is included in the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, FL metropolitan statistical area, and is also included in the Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL Combined Statistical Area. In 1974, Marco Polo Park, a theme park off Interstate 95 opened. It was never profitable and closed soon after. In 1998, when two brush fires threatened to become one huge brush fire in Flagler County, a mandatory evacuation was ordered for the entire county
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Levy County, Florida
Levy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 40,801.[2] Its county seat is Bronson.[3]Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Adjacent counties 2.2 National protected areas3 Demographics 4 Proposed Nuclear Power Plant 5 Politics5.1 Voter registration 5.2 Presidential Election results6 Education6.1 Public schools 6.2 Public libraries7 Transportation7.1 Airports 7.2 Railroads 7.3 Major roads8 Communities8.1 Cities 8.2 Towns 8.3 Census-designated places 8.4 Other unincorporated communities9 See also 10 References 11 External links11.1 Newspapers and media 11.2 Government links/Constitutional offices11.2.1 Special districts 11.2.2 Judicial branch11.3 Tourism links/Chambers of CommerceHistory[edit] Levy County was created in 1845, after the Seminole Wars
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Brevard County, Florida
Brevard County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 543,376, making it the 10th largest county in Florida.[1] The official county seat has been located in Titusville since 1894.[2] Brevard County comprises the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located along the east Florida coast along the Atlantic Ocean. Influenced by the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County is also known as the Space Coast. As such, it was designated with the telephone area code 321, as in 3-2-1 liftoff
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Union County, Florida
Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, the smallest in the state. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,535.[1] The county seat is Lake Butler.[2] As of 2017, with a per capita income of $18,255, it makes it the second-poorest county in the United States.[3]Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Adjacent counties3 Demographics 4 Government and infrastructure 5 Education5.1 Libraries6 Communities6.1 City 6.2 Towns7 See also 8 References 9 External links9.1 Government links/Constitutional offices9.1.1 Special districts 9.1.2 Judicial branchHistory[edit] Union County was created in 1921 from part of Bradford County. It was named to honor the concept of unity. Union County is the location of Union Correctional Institution and the Reception and Medical Center (RMC).[4] Union CI is a maximum security prison and is home to part of Florida's Death Row. The death chamber is located at nearby Florida State Prison (FSP)
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Citrus County, Florida
Citrus County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 141,236.[1] Its county seat is Inverness,[2] and its largest community is Homosassa Springs. Citrus County comprises the Homosassa Springs, Fla
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