• Pascua Florida
  • Since the first European contact was made in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León - who named it La Florida ([la floˈɾiða] "land of flowers") upon landing there in the Easter season, Pascua Florida - Florida was a challenge for the European colonial powers before it gained statehood in the United States in 1845. (wikipedia.org)
  • Panhandle
  • By the 16th century (the earliest time for which there is a historical record), major Native American groups included the Apalachee (of the Florida Panhandle), the Timucua (of northern and central Florida), the Ais (of the central Atlantic coast), the Tocobaga (of the Tampa Bay area), the Calusa (of southwest Florida) and the Tequesta (of the southeastern coast). (wikipedia.org)
  • An 1859 U.S. Coast Survey map or nautical chart of St. George Sound, Florida, the coast part of Tate's Hell State Forest , just southwest of Tallahassee , along the Florida Panhandle. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Florida Panhandle , an informal, unofficial term for the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Florida , is a strip of land roughly 200 miles long and 50 to 100 miles wide (320 km by 80 to 160 km), lying between Alabama on the north and the west, Georgia also on the north, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. (wikipedia.org)
  • The terms West Florida and Northwest Florida are today generally synonymous with the Panhandle, although historically West Florida was the name of a British colony (1763-1783), later a Spanish colony (1783-1821), both of which included modern-day Florida west of the Apalachicola River as well as portions of what are now Alabama , Mississippi , and Louisiana . (wikipedia.org)
  • The Forgotten Coast is a trademarked term first coined in the early 1990s used to refer to the coastal portion of the Florida Panhandle extending from Mexico Beach or southeastern Bay County on the Gulf of Mexico to St. Marks on Apalachee Bay . (wikipedia.org)
  • Interstate 10 is the only major interstate highway in the Panhandle, connecting the extreme west with North Florida and Jacksonville . (wikipedia.org)
  • southwest
  • Florida is located at 42° 39'57.77"N, 72° 56'29.38"W. It is bordered on the north by Stamford, Vermont, on the northeast by Monroe, on the east by Rowe, on the southeast by Charlemont, on the south by Savoy, on the southwest by Adams, and on the west by North Adams and Clarksburg. (wikipedia.org)
  • coastal
  • The National Wildlife Federation and our affiliate, Florida Wildlife Federation, have won ground-breaking Endangered Species Act victories to protect coastal habitats throughout the Florida Keys. (nwf.org)
  • In addition to providing essential wildlife habitat, these coastal areas work as buffers against storm surges up and down the Florida coast," said John Kostyack, the National Wildlife Federation's Vice President of Wildlife Conservation. (nwf.org)
  • Florida's Shipwrecks is a 2008 history book by Michael C. Barnette about shipwrecks in the coastal waters of Florida. (wikipedia.org)
  • colony
  • The settlement was incorporated as a town in 1822, a year after the United States acquired the colony of Florida from Spain , and renamed after Andrew Jackson , the first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh President of the United States . (princeton.edu)
  • Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville is located in the First Coast region of northeast Florida and is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River , about 25 miles (40 km) south of the Georgia border and about 340 miles (547 km) north of Miami . (princeton.edu)
  • As with much of Florida, tourism is also important to the Jacksonville area, particularly tourism related to golf . (princeton.edu)
  • settlement
  • In 1559, Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano established a settlement at present-day Pensacola, making it the first attempted settlement in Florida, but it was mostly abandoned by 1561. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1565, the settlement of St. Augustine (San Agustín) was established under the leadership of admiral and governor Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, creating what would become one of the oldest, continuously-occupied European settlements in the continental U.S. and establishing the first generation of Floridanos and the government of Florida. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fremont and Zee Tolles donated the remains of the Banana, FL settlement along Etoniah Creek to the Historic Melrose Association. (wikipedia.org)
  • location
  • citation needed] In the early 2010s, the Shiloh area was proposed by Space Florida as a potential location for the development of a commercial spaceport. (wikipedia.org)
  • After difficulties gaining support from environmental groups and others, Space Florida began looking in July 2014 for alternatives to the Shiloh location that would facilitate commercial space launch pads on the Florida Space Coast. (wikipedia.org)
  • article
  • Article III, Section 1 of the Florida Constitution , adopted in 1968, defines the role of the Legislature and how it is to be constituted. (wikipedia.org)
  • area
  • The geographical area of Florida diminished with the establishment of English settlements to the north and French claims to the west. (wikipedia.org)
  • The construction of the Florida Midland Railroad in the 1880s spurred growth in the area and many more settlers moved in. (wikipedia.org)
  • name
  • Florida Blue is a trade name of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc., an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. (floridablue.com)
  • South
  • Membership is not limited to only Florida residents,We welcome anybody here-- especially you folks in South Georgia and Lower Alabama, so come on in! (yahoo.com)
  • Mistral Raymond, former NFL defensive back for the Minnesota Vikings and former captain at the University of South Florida. (wikipedia.org)
  • full
  • full citation needed] Spain established several settlements in Florida, with varying degrees of success. (wikipedia.org)
  • If it somehow also involved a snake on meth, you'd have full-on Florida Bingo right there. (wiktionary.org)
  • near
  • Florida is located near the highest points of the Hoosac Range, which runs through the western part of town. (wikipedia.org)
  • website
  • Generally, the pronouns "our," "we" and "us" used throughout this website are intended to refer collectively to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. (floridablue.com)
  • We also have a redesigned website and forum for the Florida Haunters! (yahoo.com)
  • great
  • And if you're totally convinced that there should be just 50 states, well then let's all kick out Florida 'cause no one thinks they're great. (wiktionary.org)
  • Oh yes, let's all kick out Florida 'cause no one thinks they're great. (wiktionary.org)
  • affiliate
  • HMO coverage is offered by Health Options Inc., DBA Florida Blue HMO, an HMO affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. Dental, Life and Disability are offered by Florida Combined Life Insurance Company, Inc., DBA Florida Combined Life, an affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. These companies are Independent Licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. (floridablue.com)
  • development
  • In 1994 , the U.S. District Court in Miami found that federal flood insurance in the Florida Keys was fueling development in the habitat of the endangered Key deer. (nwf.org)
  • In 2009, National Wildlife Federation and Florida Wildlife Federation filed a lawsuit against FEMA for failing to protect endangered sea turtles from the impacts of its National Flood Insurance Program, which promotes development in critical sea turtle habitat. (nwf.org)
  • Vacations
  • Florida Vacations For much of the twentieth century, Florida's warm sunshine and long sandy beaches have been associated with an exotic escape from the northern states' frigid winter wea. (bookrags.com)
  • help
  • If you purchased your Florida Blue health plan on your own or through your employer, we've developed a series of articles to help you get the most out of it. (floridablue.com)
  • orange
  • Florida is also renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, winter vegetables, the Kennedy Space Center, and as a popular destination for retirees. (wikipedia.org)
  • Georgia
  • It is formed by the junction of several rivers, including the Chattahoochee and the Flint , where the boundaries of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida meet. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1992, Bealls opened its first out-of-Florida Outlet in Arizona, and soon expanded to Georgia. (wikipedia.org)
  • insurance
  • Health insurance is offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc., DBA Florida Blue. (floridablue.com)
  • The National Wildlife Federation's first case, Key Deer v. FEMA, successfully challenged FEMA's administration of flood insurance in endangered species habitat throughout the Florida Keys. (nwf.org)
  • Store
  • In 1915, 22-year-old Robert M. Beall Sr. opened a dry goods store in Bradenton, Florida. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1956, the second Bealls Department store was opened in Bradenton's Westgate Shopping Center and a third store followed in 1961 at the Venice Shopping Center in Venice, Florida. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bunulu is an upscale specialty store launched at Coconut Point, Estero FL, in August 2015. (wikipedia.org)