- Pinellas County, Florida
Infobox U.S. County
county = Pinellas County
state = Florida
May 23, 1911
seat = Clearwater
largest city wl = St. Petersburg
area percentage = 53.94%
census yr = 2005
pop = 928031
density_km2 = 1271
web = www.pinellascounty.org/
named for = Punta Piñal |
Pinellas County is a county located in the
U.S.state of Florida. Its county seatis Clearwater, FloridaGR|6, and its largest cityis St. Petersburg. The county is contained entirely within area code 727, except for sections of Oldsmar, which has area code 813. It shares area code 727 with parts of West Pasco County. Pinellas along with Hillsborough County, Hernando County, and Pasco County comprises the Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater metro area, often called the Tampa Bay Area.
Timeline of Pinellas County, Florida history.
Pinellas County seceded from Hillsborough County in 1911, and was named for the Spanish "Punta Piñal" ("Point of Pines" or "Piney Point"). The Pinellas Peninsula, dividing
Tampa Bayfrom the Gulf of Mexico, and a small part of the mainlandwere incorporated into the county.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 608
square miles (1,574 km²), of which, 280 square miles (725 km²) of it is land and 328 square miles (849 km²) of it (53.94%) is water.
Pasco County, Florida- north
Hillsborough County, Florida- east and south (center span of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge which links St. Petersburg of Pinellas County to the Bradenton area of Manatee County is Hillsborough County so no portion of Pinellas County actually touches Manatee County)
Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge
* FY08 is Request and FY07 to FY03 is Budget
= Unincorporated communities not Census Designated Places =
= Unincorporated communities part of Palm Harbor CDP Census Designated Place =
*Crystal Beach - Has a U.S. Post Office with a post office box mail system. It is a non-delivery office. The zip code for Crystal Beach is 34681.
*Ozona - Has a U.S. Post Office with a post office box mail system. It is a non-delivery office. The zip code for Ozona 34660.
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
Albert Whitted Airport
*Clearwater Air Park
Pinellas County has the
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority(PSTA) as the public transit provider, with major stops at all local malls and employment centers. There are 197 buses and trolleys that serve 43 routes, in addition to the 2 express routes to downtown Tampa via the Howard Frankland and Gandy Bridges, connecting with HartLine. In addition, PSTA connects with PCPT in Tarpon Springs to continue service to western Pasco County. The 2 main bus terminals are located in downtown Clearwater and downtown St. Petersburg, with routes bisecting and crossing the entire county. During fiscal year 2005-06 PSTA transported 11,400,484 passengers.
CSX operates a former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad branch line which sees daily rail traffic from north Tampa though Safety Harbor, Clearwater, Largo, and into downtown St. Petersburg and the adjacent industrial areas. As of March, 2008, the portion in downtown St. Petersburg and the adjacent western industrial areas is abandoned and being dismantled. There is a small rail yard north of downtown St. Petersburg.
The former Seaboard Air Line branch from the western coastal portion of the county was abandoned in the latter portion of the 20th century and converted to a popular recreational trail called the Pinellas Trail.
*Interstate 275 including the
Howard Frankland Bridgewhich connects northern St. Petersburg to Tampa and the Sunshine Skyway Bridgewhich connects southern St. Petersburg to the Bradenton area
U.S. Route 19- Alternate 19
U.S. Route 92- 4th Street North/Gandy Boulevard including the Gandy Bridgewhich connects southern Tampa to eastern St. Petersburg
*East Lake Road/
*Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard including the
Courtney Campbell Causewaywhich connects eastern Clearwater to the Tampa International Airportarea and northwestern Hillsborough County
*State Road 580
The county is served by the
Pinellas County Schoolsdistrict.
Pinellas County has had 911 since 1978. Over the years, the system has evolved many times. Originally the Sheriffs Office handled north county areas and the City of St. Petersburg the south. In 1987 the Pinellas County Emergency Communications Center was formed and assumed the role of 911 center for the central and northern portions of the County. A year later “Enhanced 911" was installed countywide. The most recent change to the system occurred in December 1991. The Pinellas County Emergency Communications Center became the primary answering point for ALL 911 calls within the County.
You can listen to this agencies EMS, Police and Fire as well as Clearwater Police at [http://www.listentoscanners.com Live Radio Scanner]
Palm Harbor Fire Rescue
* [http://www.pinellascounty.org Pinellas County Government / Board of County Commissioners]
* [http://pao.co.pinellas.fl.us Pinellas County Property Appraiser]
* [http://www.pcsoweb.com Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
* [http://www.votepinellas.com Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections]
* [http://www.taxcollect.com Pinellas County Tax Collector]
* [http://www.pinellasplanningcouncil.org Pinellas Planning Council]
* [http://pubgis.co.pinellas.fl.us/ Pinellas County GIS Maps]
* [http://www.pinellas.k12.fl.us Pinellas County Public Schools]
* [http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ Southwest Florida Water Management District]
* [http://www.pinellasclerk.org Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pinellas County]
* [http://www.wearethehope.org/ Public Defender for the 6th Judicial Circuit] serving Pinellas and Pasco Counties
* [http://statty.co.pinellas.fl.us/ Office of the State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit]
* [http://www.jud6.org/ Circuit and County Court for the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida]
Links of interest
* [http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/county/hillsbor/hillsbor.htm Hillsborough County Maps from when Pinellas was part of Hillsborough]
* [http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/county/pinellas/pinellas.htm Maps of early Pinellas County]
* [http://hcawestflorida.com/ HCA Hospitals in Pinellas]
* [http://coop.co.pinellas.fl.us/ Pinellas County Florida Cooperative Extension Service]
* [http://pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu/master_gardener/index.shtml Pinellas County Master Gardener Program]
Bay Area PelicansRugby Football club
* [http://www.flbg.org/ The Florida Botanical Gardens - A Pinellas County Government Program]
* [http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/UFDC/?b=UF00073688 Pinellas News] , newspaper
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