Historic Districts


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Fernandina Beach is a Preserve America Community.



Information: Disaster Recovery Assistance for Historic Properties


Copies of Historic District documents and maps may be obtained by clicking the boxes below. Alternatively, printed copies may be requested and purchased by contacting the department.
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Old Town Historic District


Originally the site of the town of Fernandina, Old Town has the unique distinction of being the last Spanish city platted in the Western Hemisphere. Retaining the 1811 plat, as well as the historic homes in the area, is of special importance.

Downtown Historic District


When David Yulee established the railroad running from Fernandina to Cedar Key, the town shifted from Old Town to its present location. Buildings in the Downtown district reflect this late 19th and early 20th century development.
Downtown Historic District Tour - Courtesy of the Amelia Island Tourist Development Council

In addition, the Amelia Island Lighthouse, the Peck Center, and the Oxley-Heard Funeral Home are individually designated historic district sites.

Properties within the historic districts are protected through design guidelines, which are administered by the Historic District Council. In addition, the Historic District Council is charged with administering the CRA Design Guidelines for projects located in the City's Community Redevelopment Area.