The following article indicates briefly the origin of the names given to the various counties of the State of Florida. So far as possible the reason for the name is given, as well as its origin. In instances where counties were named for men of national prominence there is often no apparent significance except the desire to honor the memory of a national hero.
Utley, Geo. B.
"Origin of the County Names in Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 1
, Article 10.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol1/iss3/10