is an amazing place to visit for vacation, if you would like to
know a little more about the state, here are a few facts and figures.
covers a total area of 58,560 square miles, 54,252 square miles
of land & 4,308 square miles covered by water. The tidal shoreline
covers a great 2,276 statute miles with beaches covering a further
4,308 square miles covered by water include 7,700 lakes covering
over 10 acres, 27 springs and within these areas you will also
find 4,500 islands of varying size.
North to South Florida covers 447 miles in length (St. Marys River
to Key West) & 361 miles (Atlantic Ocean to Perdido River) East
to West in width.
Smallest county - Union, 245 square miles
Largest county - Palm Beach, 2,578 square miles
Florida capital is Tallahassee
has 67 counties
Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art is the only
museum in the America that is dedicated to the preservation of
Hispanic and Latin American Art.
highest elevation is Walton County in the Panhandle - 345 ft
1967 orange juice was proclaimed the official state beverage of
first graded road built in Florida was Old Kings Road, built in
1763 it was named after King George (England)
England Congregationalists founded Rollins Collegein Winter Park
in 1885. Now the oldest college in Florida.
Benwood in the Florida Keys is known as one of the most dived
shipwrecks in the world.