1850 Counties of  Florida

County Description Area in sq miles Courts held at Pop in 1850
Alachua northern part on eastern margin of Sawannee river, drained by Wakassassee & Withiacochee rivers 2500 Newmansvile 2,524
Benton on western side, between Withlacooche river & Gulf of Mexico 120 Melendez 926
Calhoun Southwest boundary, between Apalachicola river & Gulf of Mexico 1,100 St Joseph 1,377
Columbia north boundary, with Suwanne river on west 4,320 Lancaster 4,808
Dade southern boundary, Gulf stream on south & east, including several islands or keys, mostly everglades 5000 Key Biscayune 159
Duval northeastern part, Atlantic ocean on the east 720 Jacksonville 4,539
Escambia northwest corner, Pensacola bay & Gulf of Mexico on the south 600 Pensacola 4,351
Franklin southern shore of the western section, on the Gulf of Mexico.  Appalachicola river on west 700 Appalachicola 1,561
Gadsden northern boundary, Appalachicola river on west 1800 Quincy 8,783
Hamilton northern boundary, Suwanee river on east & south side, Withlacooshee river on west not listed Jasper 2,469
Hillsborough western coast, Gulf of Mexico, Tampa bay & Charlotte harbor on west blank Fort Brooke 2,377
Holmes northern boundary, crossed by Choctawhatchee river blank Cerro Gordo 1,644
Jackson northern boundary, Chattahoochee & Appalachicola rivers on east 1500 Mariana 6,639
Jefferson north boundary, Gulf of Mexico on south 702 Monticello 7,718
Leon north boundary, Ocklockony river on west 1224 Tallahassee (Capital) 11,442
Levy western part, on Gulf of Mexico blank blank 465
Madison northern boundary, Gulf of Mexico on southwest, Suwanee river on east blank Madison 5,490
Marion central part, crossed by Ocklawaha river blank blank 3,338
Monroe southern part, Gulf of Mexico on southwest blank Key West 2,643
Nassau northeast corner, St Mary's river on west & Atlantic ocean on east 576 Nassau Court House 2,164
Orange east boundary, Atlantic ocean on east blank Melonville 466
St John's east boundary, Atlantic ocean on east, crossed by St John's river, abounding with everglades 1450 St Augustine 2,525
Wakulla south boundary, Gulf od Mexico on south, Ocklockony river of west blank blank blank
Walton northern boundary, Choctawhatchee bay on south, Choctawhatchee river on east 1584 Euchee Anna 1,379
Washington on southern boundary, gulf of Mexico on sout, Choctawhatchee river & bay on west 1500 Roche's Bluff 1,950