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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.
Santa Rosa County, Florida
Santa Rosa County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Rosa de Viterbo, Roman Catholic Saint.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Santa Rosa County was created in 1842. It was named for Santa Rosa Island, Florida
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,174 square miles (3,040 kmē), of which,
1,017 square miles (2,634 kmē) of it is land and 157 square miles (406 kmē) of it (13.35%) 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!"