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Florida Counties 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.
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Santa Rosa County, Florida
Santa Rosa County Education, Geography, and History
Santa Rosa County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 151,372. Its county seat is
Santa Rosa County is included in the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Etymology - Origin of Santa Rosa County Name
Rosa de Viterbo, Roman Catholic Saint.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick
Santa Rosa County was created in 1842. It was named for Santa Rosa Island, Florida
According to the US 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.
- North: Escambia County, Ala.
- East: Okaloosa County
- South: Gulf of Mexico
- West: Escambia County
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