Place:St. Johns, Florida, United States

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NameSt. Johns
Alt namesSaint Johnssource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Saint Johns countysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
St. Johnssource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates29.883°N 81.417°W
Located inFlorida, United States     (1821 - )
See alsoFlagler, Florida, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Putnam, Florida, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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St. Johns County is a county of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the county's population was 190,039. The county seat and largest incorporated city is St. Augustine.

St. Johns County was established in 1821, one of the first counties created when Florida was ceded to the United States. Today the county is part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area. The county is primarily made up of residential bedroom communities. Tourism, primarily associated with St. Augustine and the many golf courses in the area, is the chief economic industry.

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History

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St. Johns County was founded in 1821 when Florida was ceded to the United States under the Adams–Onís Treaty, which was negotiated with Spain by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. Created on the same date, St. Johns and Escambia counties were Florida's two original counties. Forty four counties were created from St. Johns county directly or indirectly. They include Duval (1822), Monroe (1823), Alachua, Nassau, and Orange (1824), Columbia (1832), Hillsborough (created from Alachua and Monroe) (1834), Miami-Dade (1836), Hernando (created from Hillsborough, Mosquito(became Orange), and Alachua) (1843), Marion (created from Alachua and Orange) (1844), Levy (created from Alachua) (1844), Putnam (created from Alachua and St. Johns) (1849), Sumter, Volusia and Brevard (created from Orange) (1853-55), Manatee (created from Hillsborough and Orange) (1855), Bradford (created from Columbia and Alachua) (1858), Clay (created from Duval) (1858), Suwannee (created from Columbia) (1858), Baker (created from Bradford) (1861), Polk (created from Brevard and Hillsborough) (1861), Citrus (created from Hernando) (1867), DeSoto (created from Manatee) (1887), Lake (created from Orange and Sumter) (1887), Lee (created from Monroe) (1887), Osceola (created from Brevard and Orange) (1887), Pasco (created from Hernando) (1887), St. Lucie (created from Brevard) (1905), Palm Beach (created from Miami-Dade) (1909), Pinellas (created from Hillsborough) (1912), Seminole (created from Orange) (1913), Broward (created from Miami-Dade) (1915), Flagler (created from St. Johns and Volusia) (1917), Okeechobee (created from Osceola and Brevard) (1917), Charlotte (created from DeSoto) (1921), Glades, Hardee, and Highlands (all created from DeSoto) (1921), Sarasota (created from Manatee) (1921), Union (created from Bradford) (1921), Collier and Hendry (created from Lee) (1923), Gilchrist (created from Alachua) (1925), Indian River (created from St. Lucie) (1925) and Martin (created from St. Lucie and Palm Beach) (1925).

Timeline

Date Event Source
1821 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1823 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1844 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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
1830 2,538
1840 2,694
1850 2,525
1860 3,038
1870 2,618
1880 4,535
1890 8,712
1900 9,165
1910 13,208
1920 13,061
1930 18,676
1940 20,012
1950 24,998
1960 30,034
1970 30,727
1980 51,303
1990 83,829

Research Resources

NOTE: See also St. Augustine

Governmental Resources

The main county administration center is located north of St. Augustine just off U.S. 1 on Lewis Speedway (see |map). Below are links to several useful county agencies and activities.


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