Are you planning to travel to Amelia Island for your vacation? Be sure to make a stop to the historic Fernandina Beach Courthouse.
While you are enjoying your relaxing and restful vacation in Fernandina Beach, Florida, we highly recommend making a trip to the historic Fernandina Beach Courthouse. Beauty…history…as well as adventure all awaits you at the Fernandina Beach Courthouse. It sits peacefully and elegantly at 416 Centre St Fernandina Beach, Florida. This breathtakingly beautiful courthouse was built with red bricks back in 1891 using a Classic Revival style technique. This gorgeous and rich building boasts a tall bell tower with a bell cast by Meneely and Company from New York along with a giant clock. The cast iron Corinthian columns give this courthouse a stunningly dramatic appearance. Back when the Fernandina Beach Courthouse was constructed it cost about $20,614. Now, could you imagine what a building like this would cost today?
The courthouse hasn’t been forgotten through the years. You might be asking yourself how it looks so beautiful after being built 125 years ago. The truth is back in 2002 the building was completely restored. While the courthouse is still in use today you certainly want to add this to your “must visit places” list for the next time you visit Fernandina Beach, Florida. A visit to this historic beauty would be a wonderful experience for a family, teach the young ones about the rich history that is the Fernandina Beach Courthouse.
Before you go exploring the Fernandina Beach Courthouse and surrounding historic district let’s learn a little about Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island with these fun facts.
Fernandina Beach Courthouse Facts
- Fernandina Beach is located in Nassau County on Amelia Island
- According to the 2010 census the population was 11,487
- Amelia Island is the only place in the United States to have been under eight different flags (French, Spanish, English, Patriots, Green Cross of Florida, Mexico, Confederate States of American, and the United States)
- Amelia Island was the home to the largest concentration of pirates in America
- There are more than 40 different restaurants in the 13 mile stretch so when you visit bring your appetite.
Now, if those fun facts and the beautiful and history rich Fernandina Beach Courthouse doesn’t make you want to head on down to the sunshine state we are not sure what will. Take a trip that will be educational and relaxing with your family and head on down to Fernandina Beach.
We’d like to thank Amelia Island Scenes for sharing their photos of the beautiful courthouse.