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Name of County Date Formed Parent County Progeny County
Alachua 29 Dec 1824 Duval, St. Johns Benton 1844, Columbia 1832, Levy 1845, Gilchrist 1925, Hillsborough 1848, Marion 1844, Putnam 1849, Hernando 1843
Baker 8 Feb 1861 New River none
Bay 24 Apr 1913 Calhoun, Washington none
Benton 24 Feb 1843 renamed from Hernando Hernando 1850
Bradford 6 Dec 1861 renamed from New River Union 1921
Brevard 14 Mar 1844 St. Lucie (old) Osceola 1887, Polk 1861
Broward 1 Oct 1915 Dade, Palm Beach none
Calhoun 26 Jan 1848 Franklin, Washington Bay 1913, Gulf 1925
Charlotte 23 Apr 1921 De Soto none
Citrus 2 Jun 1887 Hernando none
Clay 31 Dec 1858 Duval none
Collier 8 May 1923
Lee, Monroe none
Columbia 4 Feb 1832 Alachua Suwanee 1858
Dade 4 Feb 1836 Monroe Broward 1915, Palm Beach 1909
DeSoto 9 May1887 Manatee Charlotte 1921, Glades 1921, Hardee 1921, Highland 1921
Dixie 25 Apr 1921 Lafayette none
Duval 12 Aug 1822 St. Johns Alachua 1924, Clay 1858, Hamilton 1827, Nassau 1824
Escambia 21 Jul 1821 Florida Territory Jackson 1822, Santa Rosa 1842
Flagler 2 Jun 1917 St. Johns none
Franklin 8 Feb 1832 Jackson Calhoun 1848, Franklin 1855
Gadsden 24 Jun 1823 Jackson Leon 1824, Liberty 1855
Gilchrist 4 Dec 1925 Alachua none
Glades 23 Apr 1921 De Soto none
Gulf 6 Jun 1925 Calhoun none
Hamilton 26 Dec 1827 Duval none
Hardee 23 Apr 1921 De Soto none
Hendry 11 May 1923 Lee none
Hernando (Old) 24 Feb 1843 Alachua renamed Benton 1844
Hernando (new) 24 Dec 1850 Benton Citrus 1887, Pasco 1887
Highlands 23 Apr 1921 De Soto none
Hillsborough 25 Jan 1848 Alachua, Monroe Mantee 1855, Pinellas 1911, Polk 1861
Holmes 8 Jan 1848 Walton, Washington none
Indian River 30 May 1925
St. Lucie (old) none
Jackson 12 Aug 1922 Escambia Franklin 1832, Gadsden 1823, Walton 1824, Washington 1825
Jefferson 20 Jan 1827 Leon Madison 1827
Lafayette 23 Dec 1856 Madison Dixie 1921
Lake 27 May 1887
Orange, Sumter none
Lee 13 May 1887
Monroe Collier 1923, Hendry 1923
Leon 29 Dec 1924 Gadsden Jeffrson 1827, Wakulla 1843
Levy 10 Mar 1845 Alachua, Marion none
Liberty 15 Dec 1855 Franklin, Gadsden none
Madison 26 Dec 1827 Jefferson Lafayette 1856, Taylor 1856
Manatee 9 Jan 1855 Hillsborough De Soto 1887, Sarasota 1921
Marion 14 Mar 1844 Alachua Levy 1845, Putnam 1849
Martin 30 May 1925
Palm Beach none
Monroe 29 Dec 1924 St. Johns Collier 1923, Dade 1836, Lee 1887, Hillsborough 1848
Mosquito 29 Dec 1924 Florida Territory renamed Orange 1845
Nassau 29 Dec 1924 Duval none
New River 21 Dec 1858 Florida Territory renamed Bradford 1861, Baker 1861
Okaloosa 7 Sep 1915 Santa Rosa, Walton none
Okeechobee 8 May 1917
Osceola, Palm beach none
Orange 30 Jan 1845 renamed from Mosquito Sumter 1853, Lake 1887, Osceola 1887, Putnam 1849, Seminole 1913
Osceola 13 May 1887
Brevard, Orange Okeechobee 1917
Palm Beach 30 Apr 1909 Dade Broward 1915, Martin 1925, Okeechobee 1917
Pasco 2 Jun 1887 Hernando none
Pinellas 14 Nov 1911 Hillsborough none
Putnam 13 Jan 1849 Alachua, Marion, Orange, St. Johns none
St. Johns 21 Jul 1821 Florida Territory Alachua 1824, Duval 1822, Monroe 1924, Flagler 1917, Putnam 1849
St. Lucie 14 Mar 1844 Florida Territory Brevard 1855
Santa Rosa 18 Feb 1842 Escambia Okaloosa 1915
Sarasota 14 May 1921
Manatee none
Seminole 25 Apr 1913 Orange none
Sumter 8 Jan 1853 Marion, Orange Lake 1887
Taylor 23 Dec 1856 Madison none
Union 20 May 1921
Bradford none
Volusia 29 Dec 1834 Florida Territory none
Wakulla 11 Mar 1843 Leon none
Walton 29 Dec 1824 Jackson Holmes 1848, Okaloosa 1915, Jackson 1825
Washington 9 Dec 1925 Jackson, Walton Bay 1913, Calhoun 1848, Holmes 1848

 

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