Located in the furthest northeast tip of Florida, Nassau County is home to roughly 74,000 people. The county was created in 1824 from Duval County, and was named after an independent state that existed in Germany between 1806 and 1866 called the Duchy of Nassau. The county seat is Fernandina Beach which is located at the northeast tip of the county.
Nassau County is rich in history. The county is home to Amelia Island which is famous for being the location where flags from eight different nations were flown: France, Spain, Great Britain, the Patriots of Amelia Island, the Green Cross of Florida, Mexico, the Confederate States of America, and the United States. Before this, the area was home to the Timucuan Indians.
It is easy to see why so many different peoples valued the area. Located near the Georgia border, the county holds an unusual amount of beauty. The beaches in this part of the state are beautiful and bring many visitors to the area each year. In addition to the coastal views, the county holds gorgeous riverfront neighborhoods, miles of scenic green pastures, and wooded areas that hold may opportunities for hiking and getting out of doors. The county serves as the northeast gateway to the state, and sees many tourists every year not only because of the beautiful beach, but because of the prosperous golf scene.
The people who live in the county enjoy many great benefits. Ranked in the top three safest counties in Florida, it is a great place to have a family. All of this combines to create a county that is as comfortable as it is beautiful.