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Escambia County Santa Rosa County Okaloosa County Walton County Holmes County Washington County Jackson County Bay County Calhoun County Gulf County Franklin County Franklin County Liberty County Gadsden County Leon County Wakulla County Jefferson County Taylor County Madison County Hamilton County Nassau County Columbia County Baker County Suwannee County Lafayette County Duval County Union County Bradford County Gilchrist County Dixie County Clay County St. Johns County Alachua County Putnam County Flagler County Levy County Marion County Volusia County Brevard County Citrus County Sumter County Lake County Seminole County Orange County Hernando County Pasco County Pinellas County Hillsborough County Polk County Osceola County Indian River County Manatee County Hardee County DeSoto County Sarasota County Highlands County Okeechobee County St. Lucie County Martin County Glades County Charlotte County Lee County Hendry County Palm Beach County Collier County Broward County Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County Monroe County Monroe County Monroe County Monroe County A map of Florida's counties with counties labeled. Florida is shaped liked an "L" rotated 180 degrees. Many of the county borders follow the winding courses of river, some are straight. Some of larger counties tend to be in the center of the state.
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There are 67 counties in the state of Florida in the United States. It was a territory of the U.S. in 1821 and started with two counties; Escambia to the west and St. Johns to the east, divided by the Apalachicola River. All other counties were apportioned from these two original counties. Florida became the 27th U.S. state in 1845, while its last county was created in 1925 with the formation of Gilchrist County from a segment of Alachua County.[1] Florida's counties were originally subdivisions of the state government. Throughout its history however, county governments have grown increasingly important. In 1968, counties gained the power to develop their own charters.[2]

Most of Florida's counties are named for local or national political leaders. Some counties are named for Spanish explorers or conquistadors, showing the influence of 200 years of Spanish rule. Another common name choice is natural features such as rivers, lakes, or flora of the region. The state has counties named for participants on both sides of Second Seminole War: Miami-Dade County is partially named for Francis L. Dade, a Major in the U.S. Army at the time; Osceola County is named for a Native American resistance leader during the war.[3]

Population figures are based on the 2008 United States Census estimates. According to that estimate, the population of Florida is 18,423,878, an increase of 14.8% from 2000. The average population of Florida's counties is 274,983; Miami-Dade County is the most populous (2,398,245) and Liberty County is the least (7,957). The average land area is 805 sq mi (2,085 km2). The largest county is Palm Beach County (2,034 sq mi, 5268 km2) and the smallest is Union County (240 sq mi, 622 km2). The total land area of the state is 53,927 sq mi (139,670 km2).[4][5]

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) is used by the U.S. government to uniquely identify counties, and is provided for each entry. These codes link to the United States Census Bureau's "quick facts" for each county. Florida's FIPS code of 12 is used to distinguish from counties in other states. For example, Alachua County's unique nationwide identifier is 12001.[6]

Contents

List of counties

County
FIPS Code
[6]
County seat
[7]
Established
[3]
Formed from
[3]
Etymology
[3]
Population
[4][7]
Area
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Alachua County 001 Gainesville 1824 St. Johns County Derived from the name of a chasm located northwest of Gainesville &0000000000241364.000000241,364 &0000000000000874.000000874 sq mi
(&0000000000002264.0000002,264 km2)
A state map highlighting Alachua County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Baker County 003 Macclenny 1861 Bradford County James McNair Baker (1821–1892), a Confederate senator and later a judge in the fourth judicial district. &0000000000026164.00000026,164 &0000000000000585.000000585 sq mi
(&0000000000001515.0000001,515 km2)
A state map highlighting Baker County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Bay County 005 Panama City 1913 Washington County St. Andrew's Bay, the central geographic feature of the county &0000000000163946.000000163,946 &0000000000000764.000000764 sq mi
(&0000000000001979.0000001,979 km2)
A state map highlighting Bay County in the panhandle part of the state. It is medium in size.
Bradford County 007 Starke 1858 Columbia and Alachua counties Richard Bradford, the first officer from Florida to die in the Civil War; he was killed during the Battle of Santa Rosa Island &0000000000029012.00000029,012 &0000000000000293.000000293 sq mi
(&0000000000000759.000000759 km2)
A state map highlighting Bradford County in the corner part of the state. It is small in size.
Brevard County 009 Titusville 1844 Orange County Thomas Washington Brevard, state comptroller from 1853 to 1861 &0000000000536521.000000536,521 &0000000000001018.0000001,018 sq mi
(&0000000000002637.0000002,637 km2)
A state map highlighting Brevard County in the southeastern part of the state. It is medium in size and narrow in shape.
Broward County 011 Fort Lauderdale 1915 Miami-Dade County Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (1857–1910), 19th Governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909 &0000000001751234.0000001,751,234 &0000000000001209.0000001,209 sq mi
(&0000000000003131.0000003,131 km2)
A state map highlighting Broward County in southern part of the state. It is medium in size and shaped like a rectangle.
Calhoun County 013 Blountstown 1838 Escambia County John C. Calhoun (1782–1850) leading Southern politician from South Carolina &0000000000013617.00000013,617 &0000000000000567.000000567 sq mi
(&0000000000001469.0000001,469 km2)
A state map highlighting Calhoun County in the northwestern part of the state. It is small in size.
Charlotte County 015 Punta Gorda 1921 DeSoto County Probably a corruption of the name of the Calusa, a group of Native Americans from the area &0000000000150060.000000150,060 &0000000000000694.000000694 sq mi
(&0000000000001797.0000001,797 km2)
A state map highlighting Charlotte County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Citrus County 017 Inverness 1887 Hernando County The county's citrus trees &0000000000141416.000000141,416 &0000000000000584.000000584 sq mi
(&0000000000001513.0000001,513 km2)
A state map highlighting Citrus County in the middle part of the state. It is medium in size.
Clay County 019 Green Cove Springs 1858 Duval County Henry Clay (1777–1852), Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829 under John Quincy Adams &0000000000184727.000000184,727 &0000000000000601.000000601 sq mi
(&0000000000001557.0000001,557 km2)
A state map highlighting Clay County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Collier County 021 Naples 1923 Lee County Barron Collier (1873–1939), an advertising entrepreneur who developed much of the land in southern Florida &0000000000315258.000000315,258 &0000000000002026.0000002,026 sq mi
(&0000000000005247.0000005,247 km2)
A state map highlighting Collier County in the southern part of the state. It is large in size.
Columbia County 023 Lake City 1832 St. Johns County Christopher Columbus (c. 1451–1506), explorer of the Americas &0000000000069092.00000069,092 &0000000000000797.000000797 sq mi
(&0000000000002064.0000002,064 km2)
A state map highlighting Columbia County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size and narrow in shape.
DeSoto County 027 Arcadia 1887 Manatee County Hernando de Soto (c. 1496/1497–1542), a Spanish explorer and conquistador &0000000000033991.00000033,991 &0000000000000637.000000637 sq mi
(&0000000000001650.0000001,650 km2)
A state map highlighting DeSoto County in the southern part of the state. It is small in size and rectangular in shape.
Dixie County 029 Cross City 1921 Lafayette County Dixie is a common nickname for the Southern United States &0000000000014957.00000014,957 &0000000000000704.000000704 sq mi
(&0000000000001823.0000001,823 km2)
A state map highlighting Dixie County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Duval County 031 Jacksonville 1822 St. Johns County William Pope Duval (1784–1854), the first governor of the Florida Territory &0000000000850962.000000850,962 &0000000000000774.000000774 sq mi
(&0000000000002005.0000002,005 km2)
A state map highlighting Duval County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Escambia County 033 Pensacola 1821 One of the two original counties of Florida Most likely taken from a Native American word &0000000000302939.000000302,939 &0000000000000664.000000664 sq mi
(&0000000000001720.0000001,720 km2)
A state map highlighting Escambia County in the westernmost part of the state. It is medium in size and narrow in shape.
Flagler County 035 Bunnell 1917 St. Johns and Volusia counties Henry Morrison Flagler (1830–1913), founder of the Florida East Coast Railway &0000000000091247.00000091,247 &0000000000000485.000000485 sq mi
(&0000000000001256.0000001,256 km2)
A state map highlighting Flagler County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Franklin County 037 Apalachicola 1832 Escambia County Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America &0000000000011202.00000011,202 &0000000000000534.000000534 sq mi
(&0000000000001383.0000001,383 km2)
A state map highlighting Franklin County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Gadsden County 039 Quincy 1823 Jackson County James Gadsden (1788–1858), American diplomat and namesake of the Gadsden Purchase &0000000000047560.00000047,560 &0000000000000516.000000516 sq mi
(&0000000000001336.0000001,336 km2)
A state map highlighting Gadsden County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Gilchrist County 041 Trenton 1925 Alachua County Albert W. Gilchrist (1858–1926), the 20th Governor of Florida &0000000000017191.00000017,191 &0000000000000349.000000349 sq mi
(&0000000000000904.000000904 km2)
A state map highlighting Gilchrist County in the corner part of the state. It is small in size.
Glades County 043 Moore Haven 1921 DeSoto County The Florida Everglades &0000000000011175.00000011,175 &0000000000000774.000000774 sq mi
(&0000000000002005.0000002,005 km2)
A state map highlighting Glades County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Gulf County 045 Port St. Joe 1925 Calhoun County The Gulf of Mexico &0000000000015667.00000015,667 &0000000000000565.000000565 sq mi
(&0000000000001463.0000001,463 km2)
A state map highlighting Gulf County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Hamilton County 047 Jasper 1827 Escambia County Alexander Hamilton (1757–1804), the first United States Secretary of the Treasury and a Founding Father &0000000000014348.00000014,348 &0000000000000515.000000515 sq mi
(&0000000000001334.0000001,334 km2)
A state map highlighting Hamilton County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Hardee County 049 Wauchula 1921 DeSoto County Cary A. Hardee (1876–1957), governor of Florida at the time of creation of Hardee County &0000000000028888.00000028,888 &0000000000000637.000000637 sq mi
(&0000000000001650.0000001,650 km2)
A state map highlighting Hardee County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size and shaped like a rectangle.
Hendry County 051 La Belle 1923 Lee County Francis A. Hendry (1833–1917), early Floridian pioneer and politician &0000000000039453.00000039,453 &0000000000001153.0000001,153 sq mi
(&0000000000002986.0000002,986 km2)
A state map highlighting Hendry County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Hernando County 053 Brooksville 1843 Hillsborough, Mosquito, and Alachua counties Hernando de Soto (c.1496/1497–1542), a Spanish explorer and conquistador &0000000000171689.000000171,689 &0000000000000478.000000478 sq mi
(&0000000000001238.0000001,238 km2)
A state map highlighting Hernando County in the middle part of the state. It is medium in size.
Highlands County 055 Sebring 1921 DeSoto County Named for the county's hilly terrain &0000000000100011.000000100,011 &0000000000001028.0000001,028 sq mi
(&0000000000002663.0000002,663 km2)
A state map highlighting Highlands County in the southern part of the state. It is large in size.
Hillsborough County 057 Tampa 1834 St. Johns County Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire (1718–1793), former Secretary of State of the American Colonies &0000000001180784.0000001,180,784 &0000000000001051.0000001,051 sq mi
(&0000000000002722.0000002,722 km2)
A state map highlighting Hillsborough County in the middle part of the state. It is large in size.
Holmes County 059 Bonifay 1848 Jackson and Walton counties Holmes Creek, which forms the eastern boundary of the county &0000000000019328.00000019,328 &0000000000000482.000000482 sq mi
(&0000000000001248.0000001,248 km2)
A state map highlighting Holmes County in the northwestern part of the state. It is small in size.
Indian River County 061 Vero Beach 1925 St. Lucie County The Indian River Lagoon, which flows through the county &0000000000132315.000000132,315 &0000000000000503.000000503 sq mi
(&0000000000001303.0000001,303 km2)
A state map highlighting Indian River County in the eastern part of the state. It is small in size.
Jackson County 063 Marianna 1822 Escambia County Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), the seventh President of the United States &0000000000049656.00000049,656 &0000000000000916.000000916 sq mi
(&0000000000002372.0000002,372 km2)
A state map highlighting Jackson County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Jefferson County 065 Monticello 1827 Escambia County Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), the third President of the United States and principal author of the Declaration of Independence &0000000000014547.00000014,547 &0000000000000598.000000598 sq mi
(&0000000000001549.0000001,549 km2)
A state map highlighting Jefferson County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Lafayette County 067 Mayo 1856 Madison County Marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834), French aristocrat and general in the American Revolutionary War &0000000000008013.0000008,013 &0000000000000543.000000543 sq mi
(&0000000000001406.0000001,406 km2)
A state map highlighting Lafayette County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Lake County 069 Tavares 1887 Orange and Sumter counties Named for the many lakes in the region &0000000000307243.000000307,243 &0000000000000953.000000953 sq mi
(&0000000000002468.0000002,468 km2)
A state map highlighting Lake County in the middle part of the state. It is large in size and narrow in shape.
Lee County 071 Fort Myers 1887 Monroe County Robert E. Lee (1807–1870), commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War &0000000000593136.000000593,136 &0000000000000804.000000804 sq mi
(&0000000000002082.0000002,082 km2)
A state map highlighting Lee County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Leon County 073 Tallahassee 1824 Escambia County Juan Ponce de León (1474–1521), Spanish explorer who named Florida &0000000000264063.000000264,063 &0000000000000667.000000667 sq mi
(&0000000000001728.0000001,728 km2)
A state map highlighting Leon County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Levy County 075 Bronson 1845 Alachua County David Levy Yulee (1810–1886), one of the state's original United States Senators &0000000000039460.00000039,460 &0000000000001118.0000001,118 sq mi
(&0000000000002896.0000002,896 km2)
A state map highlighting Levy County in the corner part of the state. It is large in size.
Liberty County 077 Bristol 1855 Gadsden County The patriotic ideal of liberty &0000000000007957.0000007,957 &0000000000000836.000000836 sq mi
(&0000000000002165.0000002,165 km2)
A state map highlighting Liberty County in the northwester part of the state. It is large in size.
Madison County 079 Madison 1827 Jefferson County James Madison (1751–1836), fourth President of the United States &0000000000018895.00000018,895 &0000000000000692.000000692 sq mi
(&0000000000001792.0000001,792 km2)
A state map highlighting Madison County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Manatee County 081 Bradenton 1855 Hillsborough and Orange counties The Manatee, or sea cow, is native to Floridian waters &0000000000315766.000000315,766 &0000000000000741.000000741 sq mi
(&0000000000001919.0000001,919 km2)
A state map highlighting Manatee County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Marion County 083 Ocala 1844 Alachua and Orange counties Francis Marion (c. 1732–1795), military officer during the American Revolution &0000000000329628.000000329,628 &0000000000001579.0000001,579 sq mi
(&0000000000004090.0000004,090 km2)
A state map highlighting Marion County in the corner part of the state. It is large in size.
Martin County 085 Stuart 1925 Saint Lucie and Palm Beach counties John W. Martin (1884–1958), governor of Florida at time of creation of the county &0000000000138660.000000138,660 &0000000000000556.000000556 sq mi
(&0000000000001440.0000001,440 km2)
A state map highlighting Martin County in the southern part of the state. It is small in size and shaped like a rectangle.
Miami-Dade County 086 Miami 1836 St. Johns County City of Miami, which was named for the local Mayaimi tribe; and Francis L. Dade (c. 1793–1835), Major in the United States Army during the Second Seminole War &0000000002398245.0000002,398,245 &0000000000001945.0000001,945 sq mi
(&0000000000005038.0000005,038 km2)
A state map highlighting Miami-Dade County in the southernmost part of the state. It is large in size.
Monroe County 087 Key West 1823 St. Johns County James Monroe (1758–1831), fifth President of the United States &0000000000072243.00000072,243 &0000000000000997.000000997 sq mi
(&0000000000002582.0000002,582 km2)
A state map highlighting Monroe County in the southernmost part of the state. It is medium in size.
Nassau County 089 Fernandina Beach 1824 St. Johns County Duchy of Nassau in Germany &0000000000069835.00000069,835 &0000000000000652.000000652 sq mi
(&0000000000001689.0000001,689 km2)
A state map highlighting Nassau County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Okaloosa County 091 Crestview 1915 Santa Rosa and Walton counties A native word meaning "a pleasant place," "black water", or "beautiful place" &0000000000179693.000000179,693 &0000000000000936.000000936 sq mi
(&0000000000002424.0000002,424 km2)
A state map highlighting Okaloosa County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size and shaped like a narrow rectangle.
Okeechobee County 093 Okeechobee 1917 Osceola and Brevard counties Lake Okeechobee, which was in turn is from the Hitchiti words for "big water" &0000000000040359.00000040,359 &0000000000000774.000000774 sq mi
(&0000000000002005.0000002,005 km2)
A state map highlighting Okeechobee County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Orange County 095 Orlando 1824 St. Johns County The fruit that is the county's main product &0000000001072801.0000001,072,801 &0000000000000908.000000908 sq mi
(&0000000000002352.0000002,352 km2)
A state map highlighting Orange County in the middle part of the state. It is medium in size.
Osceola County 097 Kissimmee 1887 Brevard and Orange counties Osceola (1804–1838), a leader of the Seminole during the Second Seminole War &0000000000263676.000000263,676 &0000000000001322.0000001,322 sq mi
(&0000000000003424.0000003,424 km2)
A state map highlighting Osceola County in the middle part of the state. It is large in size.
Palm Beach County 099 West Palm Beach 1909 Miami-Dade County The county's large amounts of palm trees &0000000001265293.0000001,265,293 &0000000000002034.0000002,034 sq mi
(&0000000000005268.0000005,268 km2)
A state map highlighting Palm Beach County in the southern part of the state. It is large in size.
Pasco County 101 Dade City 1887 Hernando County Samuel Pasco (1834–1917), United States Senator at the time of creation of the county &0000000000471028.000000471,028 &0000000000000745.000000745 sq mi
(&0000000000001930.0000001,930 km2)
A state map highlighting Pasco County in the middle part of the state. It is medium in size.
Pinellas County 103 Clearwater 1911 Hillsborough County From the Spanish Punta Piñal, or "Point of Pines" &0000000000910260.000000910,260 &0000000000000280.000000280 sq mi
(&0000000000000725.000000725 km2)
A state map highlighting Pinellas County in the middle part of the state. It is small in size.
Polk County 105 Bartow 1861 Brevard and Hillsborough counties James K. Polk (1795–1849), the 11th President of the United States &0000000000580594.000000580,594 &0000000000001875.0000001,875 sq mi
(&0000000000004856.0000004,856 km2)
A state map highlighting Polk County in the middle part of the state. It is large in size.
Putnam County 107 Palatka 1849 Alachua and St. Johns counties Benjamin A. Putnam (1801–1869), soldier during the Second Seminole War and Floridian legislator &0000000000073459.00000073,459 &0000000000000722.000000722 sq mi
(&0000000000001870.0000001,870 km2)
A state map highlighting Putnam County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Saint Johns County 109 Saint Augustine 1821 One of the two original counties Name derived from the St. Johns River, which in turn derives its name from San Juan del Puerto &0000000000181540.000000181,540 &0000000000000609.000000609 sq mi
(&0000000000001577.0000001,577 km2)
A state map highlighting Saint Johns County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Saint Lucie County 111 Fort Pierce 1905 Brevard County Saint Lucy (283–304), the Christian martyr &0000000000265108.000000265,108 &0000000000000572.000000572 sq mi
(&0000000000001481.0000001,481 km2)
A state map highlighting Saint Lucie County in the southern part of the state. It is small in size.
Santa Rosa County 113 Milton 1842 Escambia County Santa Rosa Island, which is in turn named for Saint Rosa de Viterbo (1235–1252), a saint born in Viterbo, Italy &0000000000150053.000000150,053 &0000000000001016.0000001,016 sq mi
(&0000000000002631.0000002,631 km2)
A state map highlighting Santa Rosa County in the northwestern part of the state. It is large in size.
Sarasota County 115 Sarasota 1921 Manatee County Likely taken from a Native American language &0000000000372057.000000372,057 &0000000000000572.000000572 sq mi
(&0000000000001481.0000001,481 km2)
A state map highlighting Sarasota County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Seminole County 117 Sanford 1913 Orange County The Seminole Native American tribe &0000000000410854.000000410,854 &0000000000000308.000000308 sq mi
(&0000000000000798.000000798 km2)
A state map highlighting Seminole County in the middle part of the state. It is small in size.
Sumter County 119 Bushnell 1853 Orange County Thomas Sumter (1734–1832), general in the American Revolution &0000000000074721.00000074,721 &0000000000000546.000000546 sq mi
(&0000000000001414.0000001,414 km2)
A state map highlighting Sumter County in the middle part of the state. It is medium in size and narrow in shape.
Suwannee County 121 Live Oak 1858 Columbia County The Suwannee River, a 266 mile long river in northern Florida &0000000000039802.00000039,802 &0000000000000688.000000688 sq mi
(&0000000000001782.0000001,782 km2)
A state map highlighting Suwannee County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Taylor County 123 Perry 1856 Madison County Zachary Taylor (1784–1850), 12th President of the United States &0000000000021546.00000021,546 &0000000000001042.0000001,042 sq mi
(&0000000000002699.0000002,699 km2)
A state map highlighting Taylor County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Union County 125 Lake Butler 1921 Bradford County Named for the area's residents united desire to split into a separate county &0000000000015141.00000015,141 &0000000000000240.000000240 sq mi
(&0000000000000622.000000622 km2)
A state map highlighting Union County in the corner part of the state. It is small in size.
Volusia County 127 De Land 1854 Orange County The port of Volusia, whose etymology is unknown &0000000000498036.000000498,036 &0000000000001106.0000001,106 sq mi
(&0000000000002865.0000002,865 km2)
A state map highlighting Volusia County in the middle part of the state. It is large in size.
Wakulla County 129 Crawfordville 1843 Leon County The Wakulla River, itself named for a Spanish corruption of a Timucuan word of unknown origin &0000000000031089.00000031,089 &0000000000000607.000000607 sq mi
(&0000000000001572.0000001,572 km2)
A state map highlighting Wakulla County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Walton County 131 DeFuniak Springs 1824 Escambia County George Walton, first Secretary of Florida Territory &0000000000053837.00000053,837 &0000000000001058.0000001,058 sq mi
(&0000000000002740.0000002,740 km2)
A state map highlighting Walton County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size and narrow in shape.
Washington County 133 Chipley 1825 Jackson and Walton counties George Washington (1732–1799), first President of the United States &0000000000023928.00000023,928 &0000000000000580.000000580 sq mi
(&0000000000001502.0000001,502 km2)
A state map highlighting Washington County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.

Renamed counties

County[3] Dates[3] Etymology[3] Fate[3]
Benton County 1844–1850 Thomas Benton (1782–1858), U.S. Senator from Missouri who supported the Armed Occupation Act of 1842 that many Floridians wanted in order to evict Native Americans Original name of county was Hernando, and the name was changed back to that in 1850
Dade County 1836–1997 Francis L. Dade (c. 1793–1835), Major in the United States Army during the Second Seminole War Changed to Miami-Dade County in 1997 in order to have a more recognizable name
Mosquito County 1824–1845 Taken from the name the Spanish had given the entire coast, "Los Mosquitos" Changed to Orange County in 1845
New River County 1858–1861 The New River Changed to Bradford County in 1861
St. Lucia County 1844–1855 Saint Lucy (283–304), the Christian martyr Changed to Brevard County in 1855

Proposed counties

Two counties were previously proposed in Florida's state legislature, but neither actually became counties. A bill was passed by the legislature to create Bloxham County, but residents did not vote to approve it. Leigh Read County was also approved by the legislature, but a clerk kept the bill from the governor, keeping it from creation.[3]

County[3] Proposal Date[3] Etymology[3]
Bloxham County 1914 William D. Bloxham (1835–1911), 13th and 17th Governor of Florida
Leigh Read County 1842 Leigh Read, legislator

References

General
  • Atlas of Florida, revised edition. Edward A. Fernald & Elizabeth D. Purdum, editors (University Press of Florida, 1996). "Evolution of Counties," pp. 98–99
Specific
  1. ^ M.C. Bob Leonard, Professor of History at Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida. "The Floridians". http://floridanabob.hypermart.net/floridians.htm. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "About Florida's Counties". Florida Association of Counties. http://www.fl-counties.com/Pages/About_Floridas_Counties.aspx. Retrieved January 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Florida County Maps". Florida Center for Instructional Technology – University of South Florida. http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/galleries/county/index.htm. Retrieved January 16, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Florida QuickFacts". U.S. Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/florida_map.html. Retrieved April 23, 2008.  (2008 Census estimates)
  5. ^ "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. December, 2009. http://www.census.gov/popest/states/states.html. Retrieved March 13, 2010.  (updated 2008 population estimate)
  6. ^ a b "United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) County FIPS Code Listing". EPA.gov. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/codes/fl.html. Retrieved April 24, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b c National Association of Counties. "NACo – Find a county". http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/state.cfm&state.cfm&statecode=FL. Retrieved April 24, 2008. 
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The links in the column FIPS County Code are to the Census Bureau Info page for that county.

List of 67 counties in the U.S. state of Florida:

State
Abbr.
FIPS
State Code
State
FL 12 Florida
Index # on Map FIPS County Code County Name
1 001 Alachua County
2 003 Baker County
3 005 Bay County
4 007 Bradford County
5 009 Brevard County
6 011 Broward County
7 013 Calhoun County
8 015 Charlotte County
9 017 Citrus County
10 019 Clay County
State
Abbr.
FIPS
State Code
State
FL 12 Florida
Index # on Map FIPS County Code County Name
11 021 Collier County
12 023 Columbia County
13 027 DeSoto County
14 029 Dixie County
15 031 Duval County
16 033 Escambia County
17 035 Flagler County
18 037 Franklin County
19 039 Gadsden County
20 041 Gilchrist County
21 043 Glades County
22 045 Gulf County
23 047 Hamilton County
24 049 Hardee County
25 051 Hendry County
26 053 Hernando County
27 055 Highlands County
28 057 Hillsborough County
29 059 Holmes County
State
Abbr.
FIPS
State Code
State
FL 12 Florida
Index # on Map FIPS County Code County Name
30 061 Indian River County
31 063 Jackson County
32 065 Jefferson County
33 067 Lafayette County
34 069 Lake County
35 071 Lee County
36 073 Leon County
37 075 Levy County
38 077 Liberty County
39 079 Madison County
40 081 Manatee County
41 083 Marion County
42 085 Martin County
43 086 Miami-Dade County
44 087 Monroe County
45 089 Nassau County
46 091 Okaloosa County
47 093 Okeechobee County
48 095 Orange County
State
Abbr.
FIPS
State Code
State
FL 12 Florida
Index # on Map FIPS County Code County Name
49 097 Osceola County
50 099 Palm Beach County
51 101 Pasco County
52 103 Pinellas County
53 105 Polk County
54 107 Putnam County
55 113 Santa Rosa County
56 115 Sarasota County
57 117 Seminole County
58 109 St. Johns County
59 111 St. Lucie County
60 119 Sumter County
61 121 Suwannee County
62 123 Taylor County
63 125 Union County
64 127 Volusia County
65 129 Wakulla County
66 131 Walton County
67 133 Washington County
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The are 67 counties in Florida.

Counties

County
FIPS Code
[1]
County seat
[2]
Established
[3]
Formed from
[3]
Naming history
Population
Area
Map
Alachua County 001 Gainesville 1824 St. Johns County &&&&&&&&&0241364.&&&&&0241,364 &&&&&&&&&&&&0874.&&&&&0874 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02264.&&&&&02,264 km²)
Baker County 003 Macclenny 1861 Bradford County &&&&&&&&&&026164.&&&&&026,164 &&&&&&&&&&&&0585.&&&&&0585 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01515.&&&&&01,515 km²)
Bay County 005 Panama City 1913 Washington County &&&&&&&&&0163946.&&&&&0163,946 &&&&&&&&&&&&0764.&&&&&0764 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01979.&&&&&01,979 km²)
Bradford County 007 Starke 1858 Columbia and Alachua counties &&&&&&&&&&029012.&&&&&029,012 &&&&&&&&&&&&0293.&&&&&0293 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0759.&&&&&0759 km²)
Brevard County 009 Titusville 1844 Orange County &&&&&&&&&0536521.&&&&&0536,521 &&&&&&&&&&&01018.&&&&&01,018 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02637.&&&&&02,637 km²)
Broward County 011 Fort Lauderdale 1915 Miami-Dade County &&&&&&&&01751234.&&&&&01,751,234 &&&&&&&&&&&01209.&&&&&01,209 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03131.&&&&&03,131 km²)
Calhoun County 013 Blountstown 1838 Escambia County &&&&&&&&&&013617.&&&&&013,617 &&&&&&&&&&&&0567.&&&&&0567 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01469.&&&&&01,469 km²)
Charlotte County 015 Punta Gorda 1921 DeSoto County &&&&&&&&&0150060.&&&&&0150,060 &&&&&&&&&&&&0694.&&&&&0694 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01797.&&&&&01,797 km²)
Citrus County 017 Inverness 1887 Hernando County &&&&&&&&&0141416.&&&&&0141,416 &&&&&&&&&&&&0584.&&&&&0584 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01513.&&&&&01,513 km²)
Clay County 019 Green Cove Springs 1858 Duval County &&&&&&&&&0184727.&&&&&0184,727 &&&&&&&&&&&&0601.&&&&&0601 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01557.&&&&&01,557 km²)
Collier County 021 Naples 1923 Lee County &&&&&&&&&0315258.&&&&&0315,258 &&&&&&&&&&&02026.&&&&&02,026 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&05247.&&&&&05,247 km²)
Columbia County 023 Lake City 1832 St. Johns County &&&&&&&&&&069092.&&&&&069,092 &&&&&&&&&&&&0797.&&&&&0797 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02064.&&&&&02,064 km²)
DeSoto County 027 Arcadia 1887 Manatee County &&&&&&&&&&033991.&&&&&033,991 &&&&&&&&&&&&0637.&&&&&0637 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01650.&&&&&01,650 km²)
Dixie County 029 Cross City 1921 Lafayette County &&&&&&&&&&014957.&&&&&014,957 &&&&&&&&&&&&0704.&&&&&0704 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01823.&&&&&01,823 km²)
Duval County 031 Jacksonville 1822 St. Johns County &&&&&&&&&0850962.&&&&&0850,962 &&&&&&&&&&&&0774.&&&&&0774 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02005.&&&&&02,005 km²)
Escambia County 033 Pensacola 1821 One of the two original counties of Florida &&&&&&&&&0302939.&&&&&0302,939 &&&&&&&&&&&&0664.&&&&&0664 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01720.&&&&&01,720 km²)
Flagler County 035 Bunnell 1917 St. Johns and Volusia counties &&&&&&&&&&091247.&&&&&091,247 &&&&&&&&&&&&0485.&&&&&0485 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01256.&&&&&01,256 km²)
Franklin County 037 Apalachicola 1832 Escambia County &&&&&&&&&&011202.&&&&&011,202 &&&&&&&&&&&&0534.&&&&&0534 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01383.&&&&&01,383 km²)
Gadsden County 039 Quincy 1823 Jackson County &&&&&&&&&&047560.&&&&&047,560 &&&&&&&&&&&&0516.&&&&&0516 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01336.&&&&&01,336 km²)
Gilchrist County 041 Trenton 1925 Alachua County &&&&&&&&&&017191.&&&&&017,191 &&&&&&&&&&&&0349.&&&&&0349 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0904.&&&&&0904 km²)
Glades County 043 Moore Haven 1921 DeSoto County &&&&&&&&&&011175.&&&&&011,175 &&&&&&&&&&&&0774.&&&&&0774 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02005.&&&&&02,005 km²)
Gulf County 045 Port St. Joe 1925 Calhoun County &&&&&&&&&&015667.&&&&&015,667 &&&&&&&&&&&&0565.&&&&&0565 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01463.&&&&&01,463 km²)
Hamilton County 047 Jasper 1827 Escambia County &&&&&&&&&&014348.&&&&&014,348 &&&&&&&&&&&&0515.&&&&&0515 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01334.&&&&&01,334 km²)
Hardee County 049 Wauchula 1921 DeSoto County &&&&&&&&&&028888.&&&&&028,888 &&&&&&&&&&&&0637.&&&&&0637 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01650.&&&&&01,650 km²)
Hendry County 051 La Belle 1923 Lee County &&&&&&&&&&039453.&&&&&039,453 &&&&&&&&&&&01153.&&&&&01,153 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02986.&&&&&02,986 km²)
Hernando County 053 Brooksville 1843 Hillsborough, Mosquito, and Alachua counties &&&&&&&&&0171689.&&&&&0171,689 &&&&&&&&&&&&0478.&&&&&0478 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01238.&&&&&01,238 km²)
Highlands County 055 Sebring 1921 DeSoto County &&&&&&&&&0100011.&&&&&0100,011 &&&&&&&&&&&01028.&&&&&01,028 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02663.&&&&&02,663 km²)
Hillsborough County 057 Tampa 1834 St. Johns County &&&&&&&&01180784.&&&&&01,180,784 &&&&&&&&&&&01051.&&&&&01,051 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02722.&&&&&02,722 km²)
Holmes County 059 Bonifay 1848 Jackson and Walton counties &&&&&&&&&&019328.&&&&&019,328 &&&&&&&&&&&&0482.&&&&&0482 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01248.&&&&&01,248 km²)
Indian River County 061 Vero Beach 1925 St. Lucie County &&&&&&&&&0132315.&&&&&0132,315 &&&&&&&&&&&&0503.&&&&&0503 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01303.&&&&&01,303 km²)
Jackson County 063 Marianna 1822 Escambia County &&&&&&&&&&049656.&&&&&049,656 &&&&&&&&&&&&0916.&&&&&0916 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02372.&&&&&02,372 km²)
Jefferson County 065 Monticello 1827 Escambia County &&&&&&&&&&014547.&&&&&014,547 &&&&&&&&&&&&0598.&&&&&0598 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01549.&&&&&01,549 km²)
Lafayette County 067 Mayo 1856 Madison County &&&&&&&&&&&08013.&&&&&08,013 &&&&&&&&&&&&0543.&&&&&0543 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01406.&&&&&01,406 km²)
Lake County 069 Tavares 1887 Orange and Sumter counties &&&&&&&&&0307243.&&&&&0307,243 &&&&&&&&&&&&0953.&&&&&0953 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02468.&&&&&02,468 km²)
Lee County 071 Fort Myers 1887 Monroe County &&&&&&&&&0593136.&&&&&0593,136 &&&&&&&&&&&&0804.&&&&&0804 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02082.&&&&&02,082 km²)
Leon County 073 Tallahassee 1824 Escambia County &&&&&&&&&0264063.&&&&&0264,063 &&&&&&&&&&&&0667.&&&&&0667 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01728.&&&&&01,728 km²)
Levy County 075 Bronson 1845 Alachua County &&&&&&&&&&039460.&&&&&039,460 &&&&&&&&&&&01118.&&&&&01,118 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02896.&&&&&02,896 km²)
Liberty County 077 Bristol 1855 Gadsden County &&&&&&&&&&&07957.&&&&&07,957 &&&&&&&&&&&&0836.&&&&&0836 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02165.&&&&&02,165 km²)
Madison County 079 Madison 1827 Jefferson County &&&&&&&&&&018895.&&&&&018,895 &&&&&&&&&&&&0692.&&&&&0692 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01792.&&&&&01,792 km²)
Manatee County 081 Bradenton 1855 Hillsborough and Orange counties &&&&&&&&&0315766.&&&&&0315,766 &&&&&&&&&&&&0741.&&&&&0741 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01919.&&&&&01,919 km²)
Marion County 083 Ocala 1844 Alachua and Orange counties &&&&&&&&&0329628.&&&&&0329,628 &&&&&&&&&&&01579.&&&&&01,579 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&04090.&&&&&04,090 km²)
Martin County 085 Stuart 1925 Saint Lucie and Palm Beach counties &&&&&&&&&0138660.&&&&&0138,660 &&&&&&&&&&&&0556.&&&&&0556 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01440.&&&&&01,440 km²)
Miami-Dade County 086 Miami 1836 St. Johns County &&&&&&&&02398245.&&&&&02,398,245 &&&&&&&&&&&01945.&&&&&01,945 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&05038.&&&&&05,038 km²)
Monroe County 087 Key West 1823 St. Johns County &&&&&&&&&&072243.&&&&&072,243 &&&&&&&&&&&&0997.&&&&&0997 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02582.&&&&&02,582 km²)
Nassau County 089 Fernandina Beach 1824 St. Johns County &&&&&&&&&&069835.&&&&&069,835 &&&&&&&&&&&&0652.&&&&&0652 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01689.&&&&&01,689 km²)
Okaloosa County 091 Crestview 1915 Santa Rosa and Walton counties &&&&&&&&&0179693.&&&&&0179,693 &&&&&&&&&&&&0936.&&&&&0936 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02424.&&&&&02,424 km²)
Okeechobee County 093 Okeechobee 1917 Osceola and Brevard counties &&&&&&&&&&040359.&&&&&040,359 &&&&&&&&&&&&0774.&&&&&0774 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02005.&&&&&02,005 km²)
Orange County 095 Orlando 1824 St. Johns County &&&&&&&&01072801.&&&&&01,072,801 &&&&&&&&&&&&0908.&&&&&0908 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02352.&&&&&02,352 km²)
Osceola County 097 Kissimmee 1887 Brevard and Orange counties &&&&&&&&&0263676.&&&&&0263,676 &&&&&&&&&&&01322.&&&&&01,322 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03424.&&&&&03,424 km²)
Palm Beach County 099 West Palm Beach 1909 Miami-Dade County &&&&&&&&01265293.&&&&&01,265,293 &&&&&&&&&&&02034.&&&&&02,034 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&05268.&&&&&05,268 km²)
Pasco County 101 Dade City 1887 Hernando County &&&&&&&&&0471028.&&&&&0471,028 &&&&&&&&&&&&0745.&&&&&0745 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01930.&&&&&01,930 km²)
Pinellas County 103 Clearwater 1911 Hillsborough County &&&&&&&&&0910260.&&&&&0910,260 &&&&&&&&&&&&0280.&&&&&0280 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0725.&&&&&0725 km²)
Polk County 105 Bartow 1861 Brevard and Hillsborough counties &&&&&&&&&0580594.&&&&&0580,594 &&&&&&&&&&&01875.&&&&&01,875 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&04856.&&&&&04,856 km²)
Putnam County 107 Palatka 1849 Alachua and St. Johns counties &&&&&&&&&&073459.&&&&&073,459 &&&&&&&&&&&&0722.&&&&&0722 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01870.&&&&&01,870 km²)
Saint Johns County 109 Saint Augustine 1821 One of the two original counties &&&&&&&&&0181540.&&&&&0181,540 &&&&&&&&&&&&0609.&&&&&0609 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01577.&&&&&01,577 km²)
Saint Lucie County 111 Fort Pierce 1905 Brevard County &&&&&&&&&0265108.&&&&&0265,108 &&&&&&&&&&&&0572.&&&&&0572 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01481.&&&&&01,481 km²)
Santa Rosa County 113 Milton 1842 Escambia County &&&&&&&&&0150053.&&&&&0150,053 &&&&&&&&&&&01016.&&&&&01,016 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02631.&&&&&02,631 km²)
Sarasota County 115 Sarasota 1921 Manatee County &&&&&&&&&0372057.&&&&&0372,057 &&&&&&&&&&&&0572.&&&&&0572 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01481.&&&&&01,481 km²)
Seminole County 117 Sanford 1913 Orange County &&&&&&&&&0410854.&&&&&0410,854 &&&&&&&&&&&&0308.&&&&&0308 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0798.&&&&&0798 km²)
Sumter County 119 Bushnell 1853 Orange County &&&&&&&&&&074721.&&&&&074,721 &&&&&&&&&&&&0546.&&&&&0546 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01414.&&&&&01,414 km²)
Suwannee County 121 Live Oak 1858 Columbia County &&&&&&&&&&039802.&&&&&039,802 &&&&&&&&&&&&0688.&&&&&0688 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01782.&&&&&01,782 km²)
Taylor County 123 Perry 1856 Madison County &&&&&&&&&&021546.&&&&&021,546 &&&&&&&&&&&01042.&&&&&01,042 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02699.&&&&&02,699 km²)
Union County 125 Lake Butler 1921 Bradford County &&&&&&&&&&015141.&&&&&015,141 &&&&&&&&&&&&0240.&&&&&0240 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0622.&&&&&0622 km²)
Volusia County 127 De Land 1854 Orange County &&&&&&&&&0498036.&&&&&0498,036 &&&&&&&&&&&01106.&&&&&01,106 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02865.&&&&&02,865 km²)
Wakulla County 129 Crawfordville 1843 Leon County &&&&&&&&&&031089.&&&&&031,089 &&&&&&&&&&&&0607.&&&&&0607 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01572.&&&&&01,572 km²)
Walton County 131 DeFuniak Springs 1824 Escambia County &&&&&&&&&&053837.&&&&&053,837 &&&&&&&&&&&01058.&&&&&01,058 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02740.&&&&&02,740 km²)
Washington County 133 Chipley 1825 Jackson and Walton counties &&&&&&&&&&023928.&&&&&023,928 &&&&&&&&&&&&0580.&&&&&0580 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01502.&&&&&01,502 km²)

References

  1. "United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) County FIPS Code Listing". United States Environmental Protection Agency. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/codes/fl.html. Retrieved April 24, 2008. 
  2. "NACo – Find a county". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/state.cfm&state.cfm&statecode=FL. Retrieved April 24, 2008. 
  3. Cite error: Invalid tag; no text was provided for refs named mapsetc


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