Most of our guests just think of us as a quaint, charming, scenic, bucolic island with beautiful beaches, great restaurants, interesting shopping and natural wonders. And they’re right. Except that we’ve got history too. We’re the only place in the country that’s been under the rule of eight flags, hence “The Isle of Eight Flags,” so there were quite a few tussles, a few kerfuffles and several bruhahas that broke out throughout our formative years. There’s still the occassional skirmish but we try to limit those to the ballfields, tennis courts and among the Shrimpfest pirates. It’s a pretty interesting place if youre interested in knowing.

Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

P.S. Longtime blog readers (thank you) will have seen this sign before but they just painted it so I thought that it deserved another posting.