There are sixty-seven counties in the state of Florida. In 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. Its last county was created in 1925 with the formation of Gilchrist County from a segment of Alachua County.
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NassauCounty is a county located in the state of Florida. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 73,314. Nassau County was
created on December 29, 1824 from Duval County. The countyseat is Fernandina
Beach. This county is named for the Duchy of Nassau in
Nassau County is part of the Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Etymology - Origin of Nassau County Name
This county is named for the
Duchy of Nassau in Germany.
Nassau County was created in 1824. The county is named for the Duchy of Nassau in Germany.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,880 km2 (726 sq mi). 1,688 km2 (652 sq mi)
of it is land and 192 km2 (74 sq mi) of it is water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean. The total area is 10.24%
Nassau county is located in north Florida. Fernandina Beach is located on Amelia Island, the county's one inhabited island.