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.
Indian River County, Florida
Indian River County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Indian River County was created in 1925. It was named for the Indian River Lagoon, which runs through the eastern portion of the county.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 617 square miles (1,598 kmē), of which, 503
square miles (1,303 kmē) of it is land and 114 square miles (294 kmē) of it is water, much of it in the Atlantic
Ocean. The total area is 18.43% 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!"