Santa Rosa County, Florida

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Santa Rosa County, Florida
Milton, FL, Courthouse, Santa Rosa County, 12-16-2010 (1).JPG
Santa Rosa County Courthouse
Seal of Santa Rosa County, Florida
Seal
Location within Florida
Location within Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 18, 1842
Named forSaint Rose of Viterbo
SeatMilton
Largest cityNavarre
Area
 • Total1,174 sq mi (3,041 km2)
 • Land1,012 sq mi (2,621 km2)
 • Water162 sq mi (420 km2), 13.8%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)170,497
 • Density168/sq mi (65/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.santarosa.fl.gov

Santa Rosa County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on February 18, 1842. As of 2005, 143,105 people lived there. Its county seat is Milton.