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Florida CountiesIn 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.In 1968, the electors of Florida granted local voters the power to adopt charters to govern their counties. Charters are formal written documents that confer powers, duties, or privileges on the county. To date, there are 19 charter Counties in Florida. Collectively these Counties are home to more than 75 percent of Florida's residents.
Dixie County, Florida
Dixie County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Lyric term for the South.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Dixie County was created in 1921. "Dixie" is a common nickname for the Southern United States.
Historical Dixie County 1820-1950
Early Dixie County History Tells Of White Man's First Visit To County
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 864 square miles (2,237 kmē), of which, 704
square miles (1,823 kmē) of it is land and 160 square miles (413 kmē) of it (18.49%) is water.
Cities and Towns:
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"