|How the Twelve Mile Swamp got its name|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
The St. Johns County Commission recently opposed the possibility of a roadway that could cut across conservation land in Twelve Mile Swamp. Twelve Mile Swamp probably received its name from the British after they took control of Florida in 1763. It is a toponym (place name) not typical of the Spanish, who tended to use the same names as the Native Americans for geographical features or assigned religious names. The British used distance to name creeks, farms and plantations or as in this case, a swamp, which was 12 miles from St. Augustine.
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