About Florida

The state of Florida is a peninsula surrounded by water which features the longest coastline in the lower 48 states. Florida’s nickname is the “Sunshine State” yet ironically the state is one of the rainiest in the U.S. because of the abundance of pop-up afternoon thunderstorms. Florida is also the most hurricane-prone state in the country. Florida’s mild weather has led to a major influx of retirees or “snow birds” moving to the state. This is probably the main reason that Florida has over 1,200 golf courses, more than any other state. Florida’s culture has a variety of influences and is home to a large Cuban expatriate community. Tourism is king in Florida and the industry employs more than a million people. Tourists flock to places like Disney World which is the most visited vacation resort in the world, and of course there is Spring Break, Woo! The swampy Everglades National Park are home to alligators, crocodiles, manatees and panthers. Most likely your morning orange juice was made with Florida oranges as the state produces most of the citrus fruits in the country. Florida is the home of spring training for many baseball teams, hosts the Daytona 500, and boasts the three-time NBA champion Miami Heat.


In 2016, there were 98,358 obituaries reported in the state of Florida on Legacy.com. This is a 9% increase from 2015 when 89,841 obituaries were reported in Florida. You can browse through the full list of Florida obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.