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Martin County is a county located in the Treasure Coast region in the state of Florida. Based on the 2010 census, the
146,318. Martin County was created on May 30, 1925 from
Palm Beach County and St. Lucie County. The county
seat is Stuart. This county is named
for John W. Martin (1884-1958), governor of Florida at time of creation
of the county.
Martin County is included in the Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie, FL Combined Statistical Area.
This county is named for John W. Martin (1884-1958), governor of Florida at time of creation of the county.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Martin County was created in 1925 with the present day northwest and northeast quadrants coming from St. Lucie County
and the southwest and southeast quadrants coming from Palm Beach County. It was named for John W. Martin, Governor of
Florida from 1925 to 1929.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 753 square miles (1,950 km2), of which, 556 square miles (1,439 km2) of it is land and 197 square miles (511 km2) of it is water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Okeechobee. The total area is 26.19% water.
Martin county is located in southeast Florida. Surrounding
communities of Port Salerno, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach,
Indiantown, Jupiter Island, Hobe Sound and Hutchinson Island, Martin
County serves up beautiful beaches and more than 75 parks. The county
has the most bio-diverse lagoon ecosystem in the Northern hemisphere,
the St. Lucie Inlet.
Bordering counties are as follows: