Saint Johns County, FL

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Saint Johns County, FL

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 04 Nov 2017, 17:07

The Coat of Arms of Saint Johns County, Florida.

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Re: Saint Johns County, FL

Postby JMcMillan » 05 Nov 2017, 02:43

St. Johns* (not St. John) County is where St. Augustine is situated, which is the reason for the Spanish elements of the arms.

(*And St. Johns rather than the grammatically correct St. John's because the U.S. Board on Geographic Names suffers from chronic apostrophobia.)
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Re: Saint Johns County, FL

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 05 Nov 2017, 03:56

...and the penchant for plural's would be apostrophilia?

Sorry... Anyway, interesting arms!
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Re: Saint Johns County, FL

Postby Mark Henderson » 05 Nov 2017, 14:18

That castle in sinister base looks odd, as if it's wobbling. ;)
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Re: Saint Johns County, FL

Postby Arthur Radburn » 05 Nov 2017, 15:28

I see that the arms were granted/certified by the Spanish Cronista de Armas in 1991. The paschal lamb refers to St John; the castle in chief to the former Spanish military garrison in the county; the bordure to Castile and Leon. The crown is a Spanish provincial crown.
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Re: Saint Johns County, FL

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 05 Nov 2017, 15:52

JMcMillan wrote:St. Johns* (not St. John) County is where St. Augustine is situated, which is the reason for the Spanish elements of the arms.

(*And St. Johns rather than the grammatically correct St. John's because the U.S. Board on Geographic Names suffers from chronic apostrophobia.)


Did made Correction of the Spelling.


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