Flagler County, Florida

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Flagler County was created in 1917. It was named for Henry Morrison Flagler, a famous railroad builder who built the Florida East Coast Railway.

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. Flagler is also a sports town. Three Flagler baseball teams have made it to the State Tournament in the last 2 years.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 571 square miles (1,478.9 km2), of which 485 square miles (1,256.1 km2) is land and 86 square miles (222.7 km2) is water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean. The total area is 15.03% water.

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