On July 21, 1821, Andrew Jackson established Escambia and St. Johns Counties in the areas known as West and East Florida. St. Johns County encompassed all areas east of the Suwanee River. For 200 years, St. Johns County has been a place where families establish their roots and where residents and visitors alike can share history.
To take a brief look at our County's history, scroll through the Story Map below using the arrows on the right. On a mobile device? You can scroll through history using your finger. If you want to visit our Story Map page, please click the following link: St. Johns County 200th Celebration: 200 Years of Stories (arcgis.com)
Certain sections have multiple images, so please use the horizontal arrows to view the other items. The map feature is also interactive. Zoom in or out using the plus or minus icons and choose the number that corresponds with the area of the County you are interested in viewing.
St. Johns County Coat of Arms
In 1991, Vicente de Cadenas y Vicente, De Gaztanga y Nogues, Herald, King of Arms, Dean of the Corps of Heralds, certified the St. Johns County Coat of Arms:
A silver Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) in a field of green. On the left side, a silver banner with a red cross (representing the name of the County). Above the lamb, on a heraldic chief of red, is a gold castle with towers, masonry joints in black, and red windows and doors (representing the Castillo de San Marcos). The border is composed of eight parts – alternating red background with a gold castle and a silver background with the purple lion rampant (representing a simplified version of the Arms of Castille and Leon). Atop the seal rests a mural crown, a circle of gold walls with black masonry joints, and 12 towers, 7 of which are visible (representing a province).
Image: St. Johns County Seal
St. Johns County Flag
The five horizontal waves represent the St. Johns River, for which the County is named. The County Seal rests at the center of the flag.
St. Johns County adopted the official flag in 1996.
Image: St. Johns County Flag