Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  Florida Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle Florida Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
Creation Date 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
Descriptive Metadata
Title Florida Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Sinko, Peggy Tuck, and Kathryn Ford Thorne. Florida Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, digital comp. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName Sinko, Peggy Tuck, historical compiler
Creator.PersonalName Thorne, Kathryn Ford, historical compiler
Subject Florida Historical State and County Boundaries.
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Florida from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 405 polygons, 36.704 MB
Source Laws of Florida, other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -91.664286
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -80.031363
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 32.350058
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 24.544089
Coverage.t.early 1763-10-07
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName Florida
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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