St. Johns County to celebrate 200th birthday Wednesday with time capsule ceremony

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — St. Johns County will celebrate a monumental milestone Wednesday -- its 200th birthday.

General Andrew Jackson, the Governor of the Territory of Florida, created the county on July 21, 1821, when he divided the state into two counties: eastern portion of state was considered St. Johns County while the west was called Escambia County.

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The county, which incorporates the historic city of St. Augustine and is the home to other communities, has since reduced in size, covering 608 square miles.

To celebrate its 200th birthday, the county will hold a time capsule ceremony. It will begin Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the St. Johns County Administration Building located at 500 San Sebastian View.

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The ceremony will be live streamed here:

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