Martin County, Florida

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Martin County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 126,731. The U.S. Census Bureau 2008 estimate for the county is 138,660.[1] Its county seat is Stuart, Florida.

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History

Martin County was created in 1925 with the northern portion coming from St. Lucie County and southern portion coming from Palm Beach County. It was named for John W. Martin, Governor of Florida from 1925 to 1929.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 753 square miles (1,950 km2), of which 556 square miles (1,440 km2) is land and 197 square miles (510 km2) is water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Okeechobee. The total area is 26.19% water.

Martin County is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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