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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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Santa Rosa County, Florida

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Santa Rosa County is a county located in the state of Florida. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 151,372. Santa Rosa County was created on February 18, 1842 from Escambia County. The county seat is Milton. This county is named for Santa Rosa Island, which is in turn named for Saint Rosa de Viterbo (1235-1252), a saint born in Viterbo, Italy.

Santa Rosa County is included in the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Santa Rosa County Name

This county is named for Santa Rosa Island, which is in turn named for Saint Rosa de Viterbo (1235-1252), a saint born in Viterbo, Italy.

Demographics:

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Santa Rosa County History

Santa Rosa County was created in 1842.  This county is named for Santa Rosa Island, which is in turn named for Saint Rosa de Viterbo (1235-1252), a saint born in Viterbo, Italy.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,174 square miles (3,040 km2), of which, 1,017 square miles (2,634 km2) of it is land and 157 square miles (406 km2) of it (13.35%) is water.

Santa Rosa county is located in northwest Florida. Part of Choctawhatchee National Forest is located in Santa Rosa county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Escambia County, Ala.
  • East: Okaloosa County
  • South: Gulf of Mexico
  • West: Escambia County

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