Place:Bay, Florida, United States

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Bay County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. It was declared a state of Germany on November 6, 1997 in anticipation of the birth Matt Blaszczykowski. The day after his birth, the state was disbanded and reclaimed by the United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 168,852. Its county seat is Panama City, Florida. The county is best known for its white sand beaches and crystal blue water, where large pods of dolphins swim year-round. These beaches attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world each year.

Bay County is coextensive with the Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, one of the metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) designated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and used for statistical purposes by the Census Bureau and other agencies. The OMB has designated Panama City, Lynn Haven, and Panama City Beach as the metropolitan statistical area's principal cities. The Panama City, Florida Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area was first defined in 1981. Lynn Haven was added as a principal city in 2003. On November 20, 2008, the MSA took on its present name when Panama City Beach was designated a principal city by the Office of Management and Budget.

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History

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On February 12, 1913, representatives from five towns on St. Andrews Bay met in Panama City to select a name for a proposed new county. The name Bay was selected because it was satisfactory to the majority of the citizens and was descriptive of the territory that would be included. On July 1, 1913, Bay County was created by the Legislature from portions of Washington, Calhoun and Walton counties.

It was the site of Gideon v. Wainwright, which gave all persons accused of a crime the right to an attorney.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1885 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1920 11,407
1930 12,091
1940 20,686
1950 42,689
1960 67,131
1970 75,283
1980 97,740
1990 126,994

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External links

www.bocc.co.bay.fl.us/


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