St Johns County

St. Johns County is located in Northeast Florida bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Duval, Clay, Putnam and Flagler Counties. 

St. Johns County was established in 1821 as one of Florida's original two counties, the other being Escambia. The county was named for the St. Johns River. In 1565 Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded a settlement at St. Augustine. It is known as the nation's oldest continuously occupied city. 

St Johns County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
123,135
Population - 2010
190,039
Population - 2015 Est
213,566
Land Area (sq mi)
601
Water Area (sq mi)
221
Total Area (sq mi)
822
Average Rainfall
48
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
57

Anastasia State Park is a must see for anyone looking to explore Florida's amazing beaches in their beautiful and natural state. The park is 1,600 acres of pure possibilities. Their are 139 campsites and activities galore for all campers and visitors including stunning nature walks and trails, and a grill area with a gift shop offering rentals on boats, kayaks, canoes and more. The park is also home to the Coquina Quarry where coquina rock was once mined in order to help construct the Castillo de San Marcos. With so much to do and see, Anastasia State Park is an amazing place for campers or visitors alike looking to experience natural and historic Florida. 

September 23, 2017

Location: St. Augustine’s Flagler College

 

April 26-30, 2017

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach at The GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center

Nature, Bird and Photo lovers unite at this event that features 5 days of workshops, tours, photo contest and learning. 

May 5-7, 2017

Location: Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine, Florida

The 22nd Gamble Fest celebrates the Florida musician with performances, sing alongs, a children's area and more. 

May 2-7, 2017

Location: Ponte Vedra Cultural Center

Come taste the best of local restaurants, wines, spirits and craft beers. 

May 5-14, 2017

Location St. Augustine, Florida

This 10 day celebration of art and music features more than 60 events and exhibits including dance performances, concerts, art shows, dramatic production and more throughout the city. 

November 25-26

Location: Francis Field in Uptown, St. Augustine

Outdoor art fair that is a Thanksgiving tradition attracting thousands of visitors, discerning art collectors and savvy holiday shoppers. The event helps support the Art Association programs, while animating the local arts scene and boosting the economy of the nation's oldest city.

September 8-10, 2017

Location: St. Augustine Shipyard

Celebrating Spanish Wine to Benefit Local Charities. The events include a 4 course meal to start off the festival, followed by a pig roast, a team wine battle, decorate your friends with wine and a Grand Tasting. Not your typical wine festival. Come join in the fun. 

St. Johns County School District is considered one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state of Florida, according to St. Augustine Record. The school district is home to over 40 publics schools, including traditional schools, charter schools and virtual schools. The student population in St. John’s County is estimated to be over 35,000.

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Flagler College is a beautiful private college located in downtown St. Augustine. The campus centers around the Ponce de Leon Hotel, a luxury hotel built in 1888. Study one of nearly 30 subjects with small classes in a gorgeous historical setting. 

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is a performing arts venue in Ponte Vedra Beach. It is a relatively new space dedicated to giving artists a place to perform.

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre was first built in 1965 to celebrate St. Augustine's 400th year as the oldest permanent European settlement in the US. It is located in a 16-acre section of the Anastasia State Park and seats over 4,000 people.

The St. John's County Public Library System has 6 branches, 2 in St. Augustine, and 1 each in Anastasia Island, Fruit Cove, Hastings, and Ponte Vedra. It also has a bookmobile to bring books to other parts of the county.