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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.
Jefferson County, Florida
Jefferson County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Thomas Jefferson, President, US, 1801-1809.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Jefferson County was created in 1827. It was named for Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America, who served from 1801 to 1809.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 637 square miles (1,649 kmē), of which, 598
square miles (1,548 kmē) of it is land and 39 square miles (101 kmē) of it (6.11%) is water.
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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!"