Amelia Island

Amelia Island

Amelia Island is one of the southernmost of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands that stretches along the east coast of the United States from South Carolina to Florida. It is convert|13|mi|km long (21 km) and approximately 4 miles (6 km) wide at its widest point. Amelia Island is situated south of Cumberland Island, Georgia, off the coast of Florida in Nassau County. Fernandina Beach and Amelia City are both located on the island.

It is host to the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and the Bausch & Lomb Tennis Championships.


Known as the "Isle of Eight Flags", it has had the following flags flown over it since 1562: France, Spain, Great Britain, Spain (again), the Patriots of Amelia Island, the Green Cross of Florida, Mexico, the Confederate States of America, and the United States. [] In colonial history, it became known for an episode called the Amelia Island Affair. Amelia Island was the final location of Santa Catalina de Guale, the main mission of Spanish Florida to the Guale chiefdom.

External links

* []
* [ Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce]
* [ Amelia Island and Fernandina Information]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Amelia Island — Les Sea Islands Amelia Island est la plus au sud. Amelia Island est une île, la plus méridionale des Sea Islands (une chaîne d îles et d îlots qui s étend le long de la côte est des États Unis, de la Caroline du Nord à la Floride). Longue de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Amelia Island — Vorlage:Infobox Insel/Wartung/Fläche fehltVorlage:Infobox Insel/Wartung/Höhe fehlt Amelia Island Sea Islands, im Süden Amelia Island …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Amelia Island Vacations — (Amelia Island,США) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: 98 South Fletcher Avenu …   Каталог отелей

  • Amelia Island Light — Infobox Lighthouse caption = Amelia Island lighthouse (from U.S. Coast Guard archives) location = north end of Amelia Island at the mouth of the St. Mary s River coordinates = coord|30|40|23.46|N|81|26|32.8|W|type:landmark yearlit = 1838… …   Wikipedia

  • Amelia Island Museum of History — Infobox Museum name= Amelia Island Museum of History imagesize= map type= latitude= longitude= established= location= 233 South Third Street Fernandina Beach, Florida type= Archaeology, Culture, History, LibraryMuseumsUSA.… …   Wikipedia

  • Amelia Island State Park — Infobox protected area name = Amelia Island State Park iucn category = Ib caption = locator x = 227 locator y = 137 location = Nassau County, Florida, USA nearest city = Fernandina Beach, Florida lat degrees = 30 lat minutes = 31 lat seconds = 48 …   Wikipedia

  • Amelia Island State Park — Parc d État d Amelia Island Amelia Island Pas d image disponible État  Floride …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Amelia Island Affair — The Amelia Island Affair was an episode in the history of colonial Florida. The Embargo Act (1807) and the abolishment of the American slave trade (1808) made Amelia Island, on the coast of Spanish Florida, a resort for smugglers with sometimes… …   Wikipedia

  • Amelia Island North Range Light — Infobox Lighthouse caption = The 1872 Amelia Island North Range Lighthouse location = mouth of the St. Mary s River coordinates = yearlit = 1858, rebuilt 1872 automated = yeardeactivated = 1899 foundation = construction = wood shape = house… …   Wikipedia

  • Tournoi d'Amelia Island — Le tournoi d Amelia Island (Floride, États Unis) est un tournoi de tennis féminin du circuit professionnel WTA. Il est organisé chaque année, en avril, sur terre battue verte et en extérieur. Disputée à partir de 1980, l épreuve perd son… …   Wikipédia en Français