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Flagler County, Florida

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Flagler County
Flagler County Courthouse in Bunnell
Flagler County Courthouse in Bunnell
Map of Florida highlighting Flagler County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida

Florida's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 29°28′N 81°18′W / 29.47°N 81.3°W / 29.47; -81.3
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedApril 28, 1917
Named forHenry Morrison Flagler
SeatBunnell
Largest cityPalm Coast
Area
 • Total571 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Land485 sq mi (1,260 km2)
 • Water85 sq mi (220 km2)  15.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
110,510[1]
 • Density228/sq mi (88/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district6th
Websitewww.flaglercounty.org

Flagler County is a county on the east coast of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 95,696.[2] Its county seat is Bunnell.[3] Created in 1917 from portions of Saint Johns and Volusia Counties, it was named for Henry Morrison Flagler, who built the Florida East Coast Railway.

Flagler County is included in the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, FL metropolitan statistical area, and is also included in the Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL Combined Statistical Area.

In 1974, Marco Polo Park, a theme park off Interstate 95 opened. It was never profitable and closed soon after.

In 1998, when two brush fires threatened to become one huge brush fire in Flagler County, a mandatory evacuation was ordered for the entire county. This was the first and so far the only time a whole county was evacuated in Florida for a wildfire.

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>>THE FLORIDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS FLORIDA FRONTIERS IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY, THE JESSIE BALL DUPONT FUND AND BY... >>FLORIDA'S SPACE COAST OFFICE OF TOURISM, REPRESENTING DESTINATIONS FROM TITUSVILLE TO COCOA BEACH, TO MELBOURNE BEACH. THE SPACE COAST HAS A DIVERSE 72-MILES OF BEACH INCLUDING SURF TOWNS AND SEA TURTLE NESTS. WE HAVE INSPIRING ATTRACTIONS INCLUDING THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, BREVARD MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND NATURAL SCIENCE, AND THE MERITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.VISITSPACECOAST.COM. >>AND BY, THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, THE FLORIDA COUNCIL OF ARTS AND CULTURE, AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA. ♪THEME MUSIC♪ >>WELCOME TO FLORIDA FRONTIERS PRESENTED BY THE FLORIDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. I'M BEN BROTEMARKLE. THE HISTORY OF WHAT IS NOW FLAGLER COUNTY REFLECTS THE HISTORY OF OUR ENTIRE STATE, INCLUDING THE SPANISH AND BRITISH COLONIAL PERIODS, THE SEMINOLE-INDIAN WARS, AND GROWTH IN THE 20TH CENTURY. LOCATED IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA, FLAGLER COUNTY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1917 AND NAMED AFTER HENRY FLAGLER. >>HENRY FLAGLER BOUGHT UTLEY WHITE'S NARROW-GAUGE, ST JOHN'S, AND HALIFAX RAILROAD IN THE LATE 1880S, WHICH WAS NARROW-GAUGE AND THEN HE CONVERTED IT TO STANDARD-GAUGE RAILROAD AND THEN WE STARTED GETTING IN PEOPLE AND WE WERE ABLE TO SHIP GOODS OUT. SO, MAINLY THE RAILROADS AND THE TRANSPORTATION WERE THE POTATOES AND THE CABBAGE, THEY COULD SHIP THEM IN NORTHERN MARKETS. >>FLORIDA HAD COME OUT OF THE CIVIL WAR AND IT WAS VERY DEVASTATED. THE ECONOMY WAS TOTALLY IN TATTERS. FLORIDA'S PLANTATION ECONOMY WAS DESTROYED DURING THE SEMINOLE-INDIAN WARS. THEY NEVER REALLY RECOVERED AND HE BROUGHT VISITATION IN BY COMING IN TO ST. AUGUSTINE AND THEN PALM BEACH, AND THEN ON TO KEY WEST. WELL IN THE COURSE OF DOING ALL THAT MANY WEALTHY PEOPLE WERE ATTRACTED TO FLORIDA. IT SPURRED THE ECONOMY AND FLAGLER COUNTY ACTUALLY BECAME A DESTINATION OF THE WEALTHY THAT WENT TO ST. AUGUSTINE BECAUSE THIS WAS LIKE--I'M GONNA USE THIS IN QUOTES--"LIKE THE AMAZON". I MEAN HERE YOU COULD COME, YOU COULD FIND ALLIGATORS. YOU COULD HUNT. THERE WERE FLORIDA PANTHERS, WILD HOG, BOAR HOG AND SO IT WAS A VERY, VERY INTERESTING PLACE. AND OF COURSE, THERE WAS A LOT OF WATERWAYS THAT MADE IT ALL THE MORE INTERESTING AND THEN THE SPANISH MOSS AND THE OAKS. IT LOOKED LIKE A MYSTERIOUS WILD LAND AND IT WAS NOT ANYTHING LIKE THEY'D SEEN BEFORE. >>LONG BEFORE EUROPEANS CAME TO WHAT WOULD BECOME FLAGLER COUNTY, THE AREA WAS INHABITED BY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE PARTICULARLY THE TIMUCUA. >>THERE WERE PEOPLE HERE DOING PRETTY MUCH WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE DOES. THEY COME IN, IN THE SUMMER TIME WHEN THE WEATHER WAS NICE OR IN THE WINTER TIME WHEN THE WEATHER WAS NICE. ATE SEAFOOD, LEFT BIG MOUNDS OF SHELL BEHIND PROVING THAT THEY HAD LOTS OF OYSTERS, LOTS OF FISH AND EVERYTHING ELSE. AND JUST MOVED THROUGH HERE AND LIVED OFF OF THE, AT THAT TIME PROBABLY A BOUNTIFUL SUPPLY OF FISH AND OYSTERS AND ALL THAT. SO THIS HAS BEEN PEOPLE LIVING HERE FOR A VERY LONG TIME BEFORE PONCE DE LEON EVER DISCOVERED US. >>IN 1816, JOSEPH HERNANDEZ WAS GIVEN A SPANISH LAND GRANT TO ESTABLISH THE MALA COMPRA PLANTATION. MALA COMPRA MEANS "BAD PURCHASE" IN SPANISH. ALTHOUGH OTHERS HAD NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL ON THE LAND, HERNANDEZ WAS. WHEN FLORIDA BECAME A UNITED STATES TERRITORY IN 1821, HERNANDEZ WAS THE FIRST SPANISH REPRESENTATIVE IN THE U.S. CONGRESS AND HELPED TO HAVE TALLAHASSEE NAMED THE STATE CAPITAL. THE MALA COMPRA PLANTATION RUINS WERE FIRST EXCAVATED BY ARCHAEOLOGISTS IN 1999. >>THE REALLY NEAT THING ABOUT MALA COMPRA IS WHEN THEY DID THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG, NORMALLY WHEN THE ARCHAEOLOGISTS COME IN THEY DIG, WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN, COVER EVERYTHING BACK UP AND LEAVE. WELL HERE WE HAVE THE ACTUAL RUINS. THEY'RE COVERED. YOU CAN WALK AROUND. YOU CAN SEE THE VARIOUS PARTS OF THE HOUSE, THE WELLS. AND THERE'S INTERPRETIVE SIGNS ALL ALONG. >>THE SITE IS, WELL FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS THERE WAS A TRAILER PARK THERE AND THE COUNTY BOUGHT BINGS LANDING AND THEN THEY DISCOVERED THE SITE AND THEY'VE DONE SEVERAL ARCHEOLOGICAL PROJECTS THERE AND THEY BUILT THAT ROOF OVER IT. THEY BUILT A BIG PLATFORM OVER IT AND THERE'S INTERPRETIVE SITES THERE TODAY. SO IT'S A POINT OF INTEREST. PEOPLE STOP, LOOK. YOU KNOW, AND THAT'S ALSO A BUSY PARK. THERE'S A RESTAURANT THERE AND A BOAT LAUNCH AND PEOPLE COME DOWN THERE TO FISH. A COMBINATION OF HISTORY AND RECREATION. >>CHINA THAT JOSEPH AND ANNA MARIE HERNANDEZ USED AT MULA COMPRA IS DISPLAYED IN THE LOBBY OF THE FLAGLER COUNTY COURT HOUSE AND PUBLIC SERVICE BUILDING IN BUNNELL. >>NOW HOW WE ACQUIRED THAT WAS REALLY INTERESTING. I DO A LOT OF GENEALOGY. AND THIS LADY CAME IN ONE DAY AND SAID SHE WAS A DESCENDANT OF HERNANDEZ AND I SAID, "YEAH, SURE." BUT WHEN I STARTED TALKING TO HER SHE ACTUALLY WAS. AND SHE HAD TWO PIECES OF CHINA. SHE SAID IT WAS PREPARED WHEN HE WAS A REPRESENTATIVE ON CONGRESS. HE USED IT UP THERE. AND HER MOTHER HAD JUST DIED AND SHE ACQUIRED THIS CHINA AND SHE SAID, "I HAVE WRITTEN EVERYBODY IN MY MOTHER'S ADDRESS BOOK." SHE SAID, "PEOPLE I DON'T KNOW. I JUST WROTE THEM JUST TO LET THEM KNOW MY MOM DIED." AND SHE SAID, "I GOT A LETTER LAST WEEK FROM A LADY IN ATLANTA WHO IS ALSO A RELATIVE AND I MENTIONED THE CHINA AND SHE SAID SHE HAD SOME CHINA TOO." SO WE ACTUALLY GOT IT FROM LIKE FOUR DIFFERENT FAMILY MEMBERS. >>THE LAST TIME THE DISHES THAT HE USED IN WASHINGTON WHEN HE SERVED WERE RUSHED OUT OF FLAGLER COUNTY ONTO THE WAGON BECAUSE HE KNEW THE INDIANS WERE COMING TO BURN THE PLANTATION. WELL SEVERAL SETS OF THOSE DISHES ARE NOW ON DISPLAY IN THE GOVERNMENT SERVICES BUILDING AND I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS KIND OF INTERESTING. LAST TIME THEY LEFT FLAGLER COUNTY THEY LEFT ON A WAGON BECAUSE THE INDIANS WERE COMING. AND THE FAMILY CAME BACK AND BROUGHT US BACK THE DISHES AND SOME OF HIS JEWELRY, TIE CUT CLASPS AND CUFFS. THEY'RE ALL ON DISPLAY IN THE GOVERNMENT SERVICES BUILDING. IT'S REALLY INTERESTING. >>THE MALA COMPRA PLANTATION WAS DESTROYED DURING THE SECOND SEMINOLE WAR OF THE 1830S. THE SAME FATE WAS IN STORE FOR THE BULOW PLANTATION. IN 1821, CHARLES W. BULOW PURCHASED 9,000-ACRES OF LAND IN WHAT IS NOW FLAGLER COUNTY. >>THE BULOW PLANTATION WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST PLANTATION ENTERPRISES AND TERRITORY OF FLORIDA. IT WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE ITS MAJOR CROP WAS SUGAR. AND THAT WAS A HIGHLY, SUGAR WAS VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE AND VERY PRIZED. I MEAN REMEMBER NOW, SUGAR WAS ALSO USED TO MAKE RUM. SO IT HAD A LOT OF DIFFERENT USES. SWEETEN THE FOOD AND ENJOY YOUR REPAST, RIGHT, WITH A DRINK OF RUM. AND SO HE'S VERY, VERY SUCCESSFUL AND HOWEVER, UNFORTUNATELY THAT SUCCESS SUFFERED THE FATE OF THE SEMINOLE-INDIAN WARS BECAUSE HIS PLANTATION LIKE MANY OF THE OTHERS IN NORTH EAST FLORIDA WERE BURNED BY THE SEMINOLES. NOW THE REASON THEY WERE BURNED WAS NOT BECAUSE THE SEMINOLES DISLIKED MR. BULOW. BECAUSE ACTUALLY HE GOT ALONG WITH THEM. MR. HERNANDEZ'S PLANTATION BURNED. HE GOT ALONG WITH THEM. THEY TRADED WITH THEM. THE REASON THEY WERE BURNED IS THAT WHEN THE FEDERAL TROOPS CAME IN TO FIGHT THE SEMINOLES, THE IDEA WAS, ANDREW JACKSON'S IDEA WAS HE WANTED TO SHIP THEM ALL WEST. GET ALL THE SEMINOLES OUT OF FLORIDA. WELL, THEY ADOPTED A STRATEGY THAT WHEREVER THE FEDERAL TROOPS WENT, TO BIVOUAC, TO SUPPLY DEPOTS, THEIR HOSPITALS. WHATEVER IT WAS, THEY WOULD BURN THOSE PLACES SO THE FEDERAL TROOPS COULDN'T USE THEM AGAIN. SO UNFORTUNATELY, THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF THAT WAR WAS A GREAT DEAL OF WEALTH WAS LOST. >>JOHN J. AUDUBON CAME HERE AND HE STOPPED AT HERNANDEZ. AND HERNANDEZ AND AUDOBON, HMM, DIDN'T GET ALONG SO WELL. BUT YOUNG BULOW, THEY HIT IT OFF PRETTY GOOD. ON CHRISTMAS DAY THEY STRUCK OUT FROM HERNANDEZ'S PLANTATION AND WENT TO VISIT JOHN BULOW. JOHN J. AUDOBON AND HIS ENTIRE ENTOURAGE WALKED FROM THERE. AND THAT'S ABOUT 12, 15 MILES. THEY WALKED ON CHRISTMAS DAY TO BULOW'S PLANTATION. AND BULOW AND AUDOBON I THINK BECAME DRINKING BUDDIES. THEY HAD A GRAND TIME. THEY TOOK THEM ALL AROUND AND AUDOBON'S ACCOUNTS ARE OF EARLY FLAGLER COUNTY AREA. BULOW TOOK IT OVER AS A YOUNG MAN. I THINK HE WAS ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD WHEN HE TOOK OVER THE PLANTATION, 19 OR 20 YEARS OLD AND BUILT IT UP TO QUITE, THE LARGEST SUGAR PLANTATION ON THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA. HAD A HUGE COCINA STRUCTURE THERE. HAD LOTS OF INDIGO RICE, AGAIN. AND ALSO SUGARCANE. >>BULOW TRADED WITH THE SEMINOLE INDIANS AND GOT ALONG WITH THEM SO WELL THAT HE TRIED TO DEFEND THEM FROM ANDREW JACKSON'S TROOPS. >>HE FIRED A CANON AT THE FLORIDA MILITIA, BECAUSE HE WAS NOT HAPPY WITH WHAT THEY WERE DOING. AND HE ENDED UP GETTING ARRESTED AND HELD IN HIS OWN HOUSE WHILE THEY USED THE PLANTATION FOR A FORT. AND WHEN THEY DECIDED IT WAS TOO DANGEROUS FOR THEM TO STAY THERE, THEY REMOVED HIM BACK TO ST. AGUSTINE. HE WAS UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN ST. AUGUSTINE. AND IN FEBRUARY THEY SAY HE SAW A BIG RED GLOW IN THE SKY AND THEY DETERMINED THAT WAS WHEN THE SEMINOLES BURNED BULOW PLANTATION. >>WHILE BOTH MALA COMPRA AND THE BULOW PLANTATION WERE DESTROYED DURING THE SECOND SEMINOLE WAR OF THE 1830S, THE ADIRONDACK STYLE LODGE KNOWN AS "PRINCESS PLACE" STILL STANDS. THAT LAND WAS ORIGINALLY SETTLED IN THE 1780S BY A MINORCAN NAMED FRANCISCO PELLICER. >>HE WAS PART OF THE MINORCANS THAT WERE INDENTURED SERVANTS AT THE TOMBA COLONY IN NEW SMYRNA. AND HE WAS ACTUALLY THE SAME GENTLEMAN THAT LED THE UPRISING THAT MOVED THE MINORCANS OR LED THEM FROM NEW SMYRNA TO ST. AUGUSTINE AND BROUGHT THAT MINORCAN INFLUENCE THERE ALONG WITH THE DATIL PEPPER. >>THE HERO OF THE MINORCANS WAS THE ONE THAT SETTLED THAT, FRANCISCO PELLICER BY THE WAY FOR WHOM PELLICER CREEK IS NAMED. FRANCISCO PELLICER WAS A YOUNG MINORCAN AT THE TURNBULL COLONY AND HE WAS ABOUT 18 OR 19 YEARS OLD. AND THEY HAD, THE FOLKS HAD REACHED THEIR END. THE OVERSEERS WERE VERY CRUEL. PEOPLE WERE BEING WHIPPED. THERE WERE LOTS OF TALES OF HORROR THAT WERE DOCUMENTED LATER BY THE AUTHORITIES. AND THEY SOMEHOW SELECTED HIM OR MAYBE HE SELECTED HIMSELF THAT HE WAS GONNA WALK BY HIMSELF TO ST. AUGUSTINE, WHAT THE THEN OLD KINGS ROAD TO THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES TO PLEAD THE CASE OF THESE, OF THE MINORCANS. >>THE GOVERNOR OF BRITISH FLORIDA ALLOWED THE MINORCANS TO LEAVE THE TURNBULL COLONY IN NEW SMYRNA AND RELOCATE TO ST. AUGUSTINE. AT THE END OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN 1783, FLORIDA RETURNED TO SPANISH CONTROL. PELLICER WAS GIVEN A SPANISH LAND GRANT TO GROW CITRUS. ABOUT A CENTURY LATER, THE PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED BY HENRY CUTTING. >>CUTTING IS PART OF THE FOLKS THAT HENRY FLAGLER BROUGHT TO FLORIDA AND WHO DISCOVERED FLORIDA AS JUST THIS WONDERLAND, AND HE DECIDED THAT HE WANTED TO BUILD A COMPOUND. NOW HE DID IT IN THE ADIRONDACK CAMP STYLE BECAUSE HE'S FROM NEW ENGLAND. AND HE HAD A SUMMER SIMILAR COMPLEX IN THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS WHERE IT WAS COOL. SO, IT'S THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF ADIRONDACK CAMP STYLE ARCHITECTURE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND IT PERSEVERED OVER THE YEARS. IT WAS BUILT WITH NATIVE MATERIALS, VERY STRONG. I MEAN THROUGH STORMS AND HURRICANES. IT'S STILL STANDING. >>CUTTING MET ANGELA MILLS IN ST. AUGUSTINE AND MARRIED HER IN 1888. THE COUPLE ENTERTAINED FREQUENTLY AT THEIR LODGE, BUT AFTER FOUR YEARS CUTTING DIED. ANGELA MARRIED STOCK BROKER, JOHN LORIMER WORDEN IN 1901 BUT 19 YEARS LATER THEY HAD A BITTER DIVORCE. ANGELA KEPT THE LODGE THAT WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS "PRINCESS PLACE". >>IN 1922 SHE WAS IN PARIS AND THAT'S WHEN SHE MET BORIS SCHERBATOFF. AND HE WAS ONE OF TWO FAMILIES OF RUSSIAN ROYALTY THAT HAD CLAIM TO THE RUSSIAN CROWN DURING THE BOLSHEVICK REVOLUTION. SO THEY WERE MARRIED A YEAR LATER IN 1923. >>HE IS A MAN WITH A TITLE AND NO MONEY. AND ANGELA IS A WOMAN WITH MONEY AND NO TITLE. SO IT WAS SORT OF A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN. NOW, MY MOM HAD TOLD ME THAT SHE WOULD HAVE CHILDREN DOWN TO THE PLANTATION AND CHRISTMAS TIME THERE'D BE A CHRISTMAS PARTY. AND SHE WOULD GIVE THEM A BOOK. AND I HAVE ONE OF THOSE BOOKS AT HOME. >>SINCE HE WAS A PRINCE THEN SHE ACQUIRED THE TITLE OF PRINCESS, AND AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS HE DID CHANGE HIS NAME TO SCHERBATOFF TO SCHERBATOW. IT'S SPECULATED THAT HE DID THAT TO KIND OF AVOID DETECTION. HE WAS AFRAID OF ASSASSINS. WHEN THEY WOULD COME TO THE LODGE HE PREFERRED TO SPEND HIS TIME IN THE PONCE DE LEON HOTEL IN ST. AUGUSTINE BECAUSE HE WAS AFRAID OF BEING ISOLATED AT THE LODGE. SO IT WAS BORIS SCHERBATOW, PRINCESS AND PRINCE. BORIS SCHERBATOW. AND THAT MARRIAGE LASTED UNTIL 1949 AND AT THAT TIME HE PASSED AWAY IN NEW YORK AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS. >>PRINCESS ANGELA SOLD HER LODGE IN 1954 TO LOUIE WADSWORTH AND SHE DIED TWO YEARS LATER IN ST. AUGUSTINE. PRINCESS PLACE IS NOW A STATE PARK. IN THE LATE 19TH THEN, EARLY 20TH CENTURIES, CITRUS, CABBAGE AND OTHER CROPS WERE GROWN IN FLAGLER COUNTY, BUT POTATOES DOMINATED. >>FLAGLER COUNTY AND THE HASTINGS AREA BECAME KNOWN BECAUSE THEY COULD PRODUCE POTATOES, IRISH POTATOES BEFORE ANY PLACE ELSE IN THE UNITED STATES. SO THERE'S THE FIRST FRESH CROP OF POTATOES. AND IT BECAME A HUGE INDUSTRY RIGHT OFF THE BAT, BECAUSE THIS WAS SOMETHING NEW THAT THEY COULD SUPPLY POTATOES. THEY HAD BARREL FACTORIES HERE PUTTING BARRELS TOGETHER TO SHIP POTATOES OUT. AND THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE WELL AWARE OF THAT AND THAT'S WHY THE IRISH POTATO, I MEAN OTHER COUNTIES IN FLORIDA HAVE WAVES AND PALM TREES ON THEIR OFFICIAL SEAL, FLAGLER COUNTY HAS A POTATO RIGHT IN THE CENTER. >>UTLEY WHITE, THE GENTLEMAN I TOLD YOU THAT SOLD HIS RAILROAD TO HENRY FLAGLER, WELL HE ACTUALLY TOOK THAT MONEY AND HE WENT UP TO HASTINGS, AROUND HASTINGS AND HE DEVELOPED A LAND THERE. AND I CREDIT HIM WITH BRINGING THE IRISH POTATO THERE. WHAT HE DID, IS HE DEVELOPED IT. HE SOLD IT OUT TO GOOD PROFIT AND THEN HE BOUGHT ABOUT 30,000 ACRES SOUTH OF BUNNELL CALLED DUPONT, WHICH HE DEVELOPED. AND OF COURSE HE BROUGHT IN THE POTATOES. HE DID A LOT OF OTHER THINGS. HE WAS AN ENTREPRENEUR. HE HAD SAW MILLS. MATTER OF FACT, THEY BUILT THE CROSS TIES WHEN HENRY FLAGLER WENT ON DOWN TO THE KEYS, MOST OF THE CROSS TIES ON THE OVERSEAS RAILROAD CAME FROM DUPONT. >>THE TURPENTINE INDUSTRY WAS ESSENTIAL TO THE FLAGLER COUNTY ECONOMY IN THE LATE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURIES. >>WELL THE TURPENTINE INDUSTRY WAS ACTUALLY PUT IT ON THE MAP AND IT'S ACTUALLY WHAT BROUGHT MY FAMILY HERE. MY GREAT GREAT UNCLE, SENATOR GEORGE W. DEEN. I SAY SENATOR. HE WAS A GEORGIA SENATOR. HE WAS ONLY SENATOR ONE TERM BUT IN ALL OF HIS ADVERTISEMENTS FOR SELLING LAND AND ALL OF THIS, HE'S ALWAYS SENATOR. BUT HE CAME DOWN. HE SET UP ABOUT I THINK 12 OR 13 TURPENTINE STILLS HERE. AND TO MAN THESE HE BROUGHT DOWN FAMILY MEMBERS FROM WARE COUNTY AND APPLING COUNTY, GEORGIA. >>WELL FIRST YOU TAKE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE TREE. ABOUT A FOOT UP, WHICH INTENDS THAT THE GUM DRAINS OUT OF IN A CUP. AND THEN YOU CHIP IT "V" SHAPE CHIP. AND ONE WEEK, DO IT AGAIN. 10,000 TREES MAKE ONE CROP AND THE STRICKLANDS HAD 20 CROPS. >>FROM AFTER THAT THEY GOT INTO CUTTING DOWN THE TREES AND THEN TURNING THAT INTO FARMLAND. AND THEN THE FARMLAND BEGAN TO SELL. NOW GEORGE DEEN BROUGHT DOWN A BACHELOR TO WORK WITH HIM, CALLED ISAAC I. MOODY. AND ISAAC I. MOODY IS THE FATHER OF FLAGLER COUNTY. BUT HE CAME DOWN TO WORK FOR MY UNCLE GEORGE IN THE TURPENTINE INDUSTRY AND RAN INTO ANOTHER BACHELOR. THEY BACHED IT TOGETHER, 1900 CENSUS. AND THEY SCRAPED UP ENOUGH MONEY SOMEWHERE AND THEN THEY BOUGHT LAND FROM MY UNCLE GEORGE, WHICH IS DOWNTOWN BUNNELL NOW AND OF COURSE THE FIRST THING THEY DID WAS PUT IN A TURPENTINE STILL. AND THEN AROUND 1908, BOTH MY UNCLE GEORGE AND ISAAC MOODY AND LAMBERT GOT INTO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS. >>IT WAS A NEW AREA OPENING UP FOR MANY FOLKS. BOTH FROM THE NORTH END, OTHERWISE AROUND IN THE AREAS OTHERWISE. MY FATHER'S FAMILY AND MY MOTHER'S FAMILY BOTH CAME OUT OF GEORGIA FROM TWO DIFFERENT PLACES. MANY IN FLAGLER COUNTY HERE OF THE EARLY SETTLERS WHO STAYED WERE FROM GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS. >>IT WAS TURPENTINE, CABBAGE, POTATOES, AND PUTWOOD AND MY GRANDFATHER WAS INVOLVED WITH THE CABBAGE AND OTHER PEOPLE THAT WERE IN THE SAME SECTION HAD TURPENTINE. AND THE PHOTO THAT I SHOWED YOU, WELL, IT WAS LIKE WE HAD A LINE OF HOUSES ON THE FRONT AND THEN WE HAD A LINE OF HOUSES IN THE BOTTOM. AND THE PHOTO I SHOWED YOU WAS CALLED "THE BOTTOM OF THE DIRTY SPOON" AND WE LIVED ON THE HILL. >>WELL IT WAS VERY DISTINCT. THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT. IT WAS ALMOST LIKE YOU COULD DRAW A LINE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE WHITE SIDE AND THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BLACK SIDE. THERE WAS NO QUESTION. IT WAS NOT ALWAYS SAFE FOR A BLACK PERSON TO COME UP IN THE WHITE SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY AT THAT TIME. >>FROM WHERE WE LIVED AT RIGHT DOWN PASSED THE LIGHT, THERE'S A CANAL THERE AND WE WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE CAUGHT ACROSS THE CANAL AFTER DARK. AND I REMEMBER RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM WHERE WE ARE NOW, THEY HAD A DRUG STORE CALLED MOODY DRUGSTORE. AND WE HAD TO GO IN THE BACK AND THE DEPARTMENT STORES WERE DIFFERENT WHERE YOU COULD WALK IN AND DO THAT. THE GROCERY STORES I REMEMBER. YOU HAD TWO UP HERE AND TWO ON THE SOUTH SIDE. WELL YOU CAN COME EITHER OR AND THEY WOULD LIKE, GIVE THE PEOPLE A LITTLE CREDIT AND THEY'D PAY THEM WHEN THEY GET THE LITTLE MONIES ON SATURDAYS OR WHENEVER TO GET THE MONIES, WHATEVER. THERE WAS DIVISION AND LIKE I SAY, WE WEREN'T ALLOWED TO GO IN A LOT OF PLACES. >>WHEN I GREW UP THERE WERE TWO SCHOOLS. BUNNELL HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE WHITES AND CARVER HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE BLACKS. AND IT WAS PRETTY MUCH LIKE THE BLACK SCHOOL WAS ON ONE SIDE OF THE TOWN AND THE WHITE SCHOOL WAS ON THE OTHER. >>DOWN ON DRAIN STREET, THAT'S WHERE OLD BLACK CARVER SCHOOL WAS. WE HAD 11.5 ACRES THERE AND THE ONLY REMAINING BUILDING THERE NOW IS, WE CALL IT CARVER GYM. AND DOWN THROUGH THE HISTORY, REVEREND FRANK GIDDENS KEPT IT OPEN THROUGH THE COUNTY AS A PLACE THAT THE CHILDREN COULD COME AND DO RECREATION OR EVENTS, WHATEVER. AND A LITTLE WHILE BACK THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT CLOSING IT DOWN AND TEARING IT DOWN. AND WE TALKED TO THE COUNTY ABOUT IT AND THEY WORKED OUT SOMETHING. SO NOW IT'S A BEAUTIFUL COMPLEX NOW. IT'S USED FOR MULTIPLE PROGRAMS AND RIGHT NOW THEY'VE GOT A PROGRAM CALLED "ROAD TO SUCCESS" AND THESE ARE DROP-OUTS, WHITE AND BLACK THAT GO AND FINISH THEIR, GET THEIR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. AND THEN THEY GO ON TO GET JOBS. >>TODAY, TOURISM DRIVES FLORIDA ECONOMY AND MARINELAND WAS ONE OF THE STATE'S FIRST THEME PARKS. >>1938 IT OPENED. I WAS BORN IN '40 AND IT CLOSED DURING THE WAR. AND WHEN IT OPENED UP IN '46 OR '47 AFTER THE WAR, I VISITED THERE AS A CHILD. AND I LIVED WITH MY AUNT AND UNCLE AND THEY TOLD ME THEY WERE GONNA TAKE ME TO MARINELAND. AND I THOUGHT IT WAS LIKE THE MARINES IN THE SERVICE. BUT I REALLY ENJOYED IT. IT HAD TWO TANKS. WELL IT WAS DEVELOPED FOR A FILM STUDIO. BUT THEN PEOPLE WOULD COME AND LOOK BECAUSE THEY HAD THE CREATURES OF THE DEEP IN THEIR NATURAL, PRETTY NATURAL HABITAT. AND YOU COULD OBSERVE THEM THROUGH LITTLE PORT HOLES IN THE SIDE OF THE TANKS. AND SO THE TOURS START COMING. AND THEN WHEN THEY DEVELOPED A1A, YOU KNOW FULLY, ADDED BRIDGES AND ALL IT WAS A BIG DRAW. >>IT WAS VERY EXCITING FOR ME TO SEE THE LIFE IN THE WATER THROUGH THE PORT HOLES. I WENT EVERY CHANCE I GOT. >>THE HISTORY OF FLAGLER COUNTY REFLECTS THE HISTORY OF OUR ENTIRE STATE, INCLUDING THE SPANISH AND BRITISH COLONIAL PERIODS, THE SEMINOLE-INDIAN WARS AND GROWTH IN THE 20TH CENTURY. >>YOU LITERALLY CAN TAKE THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AND EVEN BEFORE THE UNITED STATES AND YOU CAN TELL THAT HISTORY THROUGH EVENTS THAT HAPPENED HERE. OBVIOUSLY WITH A LOCAL IMPACT. BUT IT GOES BACK TO THE VERY DISCOVERY BY THE SPANISH OF THIS AREA. SO THAT INTEREST HAS CREATED A TREMENDOUS SUPPORT GROUP AMONG THE PUBLIC TO ALLOW EXPENDITURES THAT PRESERVE THE HISTORY AND PRESERVE THE LANDS. >>LOCATED SOUTH OF ST. AUGUSTINE AND NORTH OF DAYTONA BEACH, FLAGLER COUNTY HAS A FASCINATING HISTORY THAT CAN BE EXPERIENCED TODAY AT PLACES LIKE BULOW PLANTATION RUINS STATE PARK. YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING FLORIDA FRONTIERS PRESENTED BY THE FLORIDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. VISIT US ANYTIME ON THE WEB AT MYFLORIDAHISTORY.ORG. THANKS FOR JOINING US. I'M BEN BROTEMARKLE. THE FLORIDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS FLORIDA FRONTIERS IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY, THE JESSIE BALL DUPONT FUND AND BY... >>FLORIDA'S SPACE COAST OFFICE OF TOURISM, REPRESENTING DESTINATIONS FROM TITUSVILLE TO COCOA BEACH, TO MELBOURNE BEACH. THE SPACE COAST HAS A DIVERSE 72-MILES OF BEACH INCLUDING SURF TOWNS AND SEA TURTLE NESTS. WE HAVE INSPIRING ATTRACTIONS INCLUDING THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, BREVARD MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND NATURAL SCIENCE, AND THE MERITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.VISITSPACECOAST.COM. >>AND BY, THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, THE FLORIDA COUNCIL OF ARTS AND CULTURE, AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 571 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 485 square miles (1,260 km2) is land and 85 square miles (220 km2) (15.0%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Parks and gardens

Rivers and waterways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19202,442
19302,4661.0%
19403,00822.0%
19503,36711.9%
19604,56635.6%
19704,454−2.5%
198010,913145.0%
199028,701163.0%
200049,83273.6%
201095,69692.0%
Est. 2018112,067Formatting error: invalid input when rounding%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2015[2]

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 95,696 people, 39,186 households, and 27,843 families residing in the county. The population density was 197.1 people per square mile. There were 48,595 housing units. The racial makeup of the county was 82.3% White, 11.4% Black or African American. 8.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the county, the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median income for a household in the county was $51,049, and the median income for a family was $58,327.

Flagler county was ranked the fastest-growing county in the nation by the US Census Bureau from 2000 to 2005, boasting a 53.3% change, with a July 1, 2005 population estimate at 76,410.

Transportation

Airports

Major roads

Politics

Voter registration

According to the Secretary of State's office, Republicans are a plurality of registered voters in Flagler County.

Flagler County Voter Registration & Party Enrollment as of September 30, 2015[11]
Political Party Total Voters Percentage
Republican 26,952 36.55%
Democratic 24,168 32.78%
Independent 20,620 27.97%
Third Parties 1,992 2.70%
Total 73,732 100.00%

Statewide elections

Presidential elections results
Previous presidential elections results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 58.38% 33,850 37.98% 22,026 3.64% 2,111
2012 53.19% 26,969 45.77% 23,207 1.05% 531
2008 48.66% 23,951 50.24% 24,726 1.10% 540
2004 51.02% 19,633 48.28% 18,578 0.70% 269
2000 46.53% 12,618 51.25% 13,897 2.21% 601
1996 41.01% 8,234 47.74% 9,585 11.25% 2,260
1992 38.19% 6,246 40.92% 6,693 20.89% 3,416
1988 60.32% 6,504 39.36% 4,244 0.32% 34
1984 62.08% 4,913 37.91% 3,000 0.01% 1
1980 51.70% 2,895 44.70% 2,503 3.61% 202
1976 37.41% 1,262 61.84% 2,086 0.74% 25
1972 74.08% 1,409 25.92% 493
1968 20.25% 360 33.80% 601 45.95% 817
1964 43.31% 718 56.69% 940
1960 31.35% 426 68.65% 933
1956 41.92% 498 58.08% 690
1952 51.30% 512 48.70% 486
1948 23.77% 154 23.61% 153 52.63% 341
1944 22.14% 114 77.86% 401
1940 19.74% 136 80.26% 553
1936 17.29% 106 82.71% 507
1932 16.52% 94 83.48% 475
1928 58.14% 325 39.18% 219 2.68% 15
1924 20.16% 75 54.30% 202 25.53% 95
1920 19.79% 74 55.08% 206 25.13% 94
Previous gubernatorial elections results
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2014 52.82% 19,996 42.25% 15,994 4.93% 1,868
2010 52.91% 17,711 43.11% 14,430 3.98% 1,335
2006 51.81% 15,376 45.79% 13,589 2.40% 714
2002 55.97% 14,407 43.25% 11,133 0.77% 199
1998 54.01% 9,779 45.99% 8,326
1994 47.37% 7,160 52.63% 7,954

Education

Flagler County Public Schools enroll approximately 13,000 students.[1] The system includes two public high schools, Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas High School. The county also has five elementary schools and two middle schools. All elementary schools will be Pre-K to 6th grade and middle schools 7th and 8th. Flagler County schools are:

  • Belle Terre Elementary K-6th
  • Bunnell Elementary K-6th
  • Rymfire Elementary K-6th
  • Old Kings Elementary K-6th
  • Wadsworth Elementary K-6th
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School Pre K-8th
  • Buddy Taylor Middle School 7th-8th
  • Indian Trails Middle School 7th-8th
  • Matanzas High School 9th-12th
  • Flagler Palm Coast High School 9th-12th
  • Pathways Academy (alternative school)
  • iFlagler Virtual School 7th-12th
  • Imagine School at Town Center (charter)
  • Academies of Excellence's Heritage Academy (charter) (closed after the 2011-2012 school year)

In addition, Daytona State College maintains a branch campus in Palm Coast.

Libraries

Flagler County Library System consists of two branches with over 57,000 borrowers.[13] The Main Branch is located at 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast and the Bunnell Branch is located at 103 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell. The Flagler County Library system currently employees eighteen staff, with fourteen full-time employees and four part-time employees with an annual operating budget of $1 million.[14]

The Flagler County Public Library was created by the County Commission in 1987, but as early as 1937, a room of the County Courthouse in Bunnell was set aside for a small library, which was sponsored by the Colony Club. The current library director is Holly Albanese.

The Flagler County Library System offers a wide variety of services beyond traditional library services. They have an e-book collection through Overdrive and Axis360. The library system will assist patrons in filing taxes, and applying for some government programs, as well as with passport applications. Both libraries offer fax services, and the Main Branch also offers scanning services.[15]

In 2001, the Flagler County Library System began a local oral history project called the "Flagler County Memories Project". This project is currently being recorded and then preserved on compact discs. The project mission states, "This collection of oral life histories seeks to sample the common themes and unique stories of selected local residents."[16]

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/flaglercountyflorida/PST045217
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  10. ^ Florida Department of Transportation, Division of Survey and Mapping, Road Map of Flagler County (PDF)
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-24. Retrieved 2016-10-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  13. ^ "Flagler County, FL - Library System". www.flaglercounty.org. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  14. ^ "Flagler County Public  Library System". Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  15. ^ "Flagler County, FL". www.flaglercounty.org. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  16. ^ "Local History". Retrieved 2016-04-25.

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

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