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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.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

County Seat: Milton
Year Organized: 1842
Square Miles: 1,016
Court House:

6865 Caroline Street
County Courthouse
Milton, FL 32570-2204

Etymology - Origin of County Name

Rosa de Viterbo, Roman Catholic Saint.


County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

County History

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.

Neighboring Counties:

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

Cities and Towns:

- Gulf Breeze city Incorporated Area
- Jay town Incorporated Area
- Milton (County Seat) city Incorporated Area

County Resources:

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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!"