Isle of Eight Flags

    Amelia Island is an island in Nassau County, Florida. One of the southernmost of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands stretching along the east coast of the United States from South Carolina to Florida.  Amelia is 13 miles long and on average, 2 miles wide. The community of Fernandina Beach, an incorporated city, is located on the island.

    Named for Princess Amelia, daughter of George II of Great Britain, the island has changed hands between colonial powers a number of times. It is claimed that eight flags have flown over Amelia Island:

    French

    Spanish

    British

    Patriot

    Green Cross

    Mexican

    Confederate

    United States