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Saint Johns County

Year Founded: 1909


The name “Hastings” was derived from Thomas Horace Hastings. In 1890, at the invitation of his cousin, Henry Flagler, Hastings came here to raise vegetables for the hotels Flagler was developing in St. Augustine. A railroad was constructed to transport vegetables to St. Augustine and other markets in the northeast.

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