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Florida Profile

Called the "Sunshine State," Florida is known for its balmy, sunny weather and beautiful beaches. Ponce de Leon, in search of the elusive fountain of youth, was the first European to explore Florida. St. Augustine, founded by the Spanish in 1565, is the oldest permanent European settlement in the continental United States. Statehood for Florida came in 1845. Florida's state flower is the orange blossom, which is particularly fitting because oranges are a main export of the state. Because of its shape and location, a long peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida attracts millions of visitors each year to its many seaside resort areas. Its capital is Tallahassee. ...Read more here: Florida - The Sunshine State

Capital City:
Tallahassee
Nickname:
Sunshine State / Peninsula State
Motto:
In God We Trust
Statehood:
March 3, 1845 (27th)
Origin of State's Name:
Named on Easter 1513 by Ponce de Leon for Pascua Florida, meaning "Flowery Easter."
Largest Cities:
Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Hialeah
Border States:
Alabama, Georgia
Land Area:
53,997 sq. mi., 26th largest
State Bird:
Mockingbird
State Flower:
Orange blossom (citrus sinensis)
State Tree:
Sabal Palmetto (cabbage palmetto)
State Song:
Suwannee River

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Cities, Counties, and Zip Codes in Florida

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Florida Schools

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Elementary Schools

Groveland Elementary School
(352) 429-2472
930 Parkwood Ave
Groveland, FL 34736
Ventura Elementary School
(407) 344-5040
275 Waters Edge Dr
Kissimmee, FL 34743

Middle Schools

Odyssey Middle School
(561) 752-1300
6161 Woolbright Rd
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Bartow Middle School
(863) 534-7415
550 E Clower St
Bartow, FL 33830

High Schools

Manatee Glens Adolescent Center
(941) 782-4840
1819 5th St W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Alternative High School Program
(850) 962-2151
164 Yellow Jacket Ave
Sopchoppy, FL 32358

Sex Offender Information for Florida

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In Florida, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage.do. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

For more information check out the resources listed below:

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