Town of Hastings Dissolution

On November 7, 2017, more than 80 percent of Hastings voters cast a ballot to dissolve the Town of Hastings. As a result, all Hastings residents reside in unincorporated St. Johns County effective March 1, 2018. Residents now benefit from lower ad valorem taxes, decreased water and wastewater utility rates, and increased service levels. St. Johns County recognizes the Town of Hastings’ rich history and tradition and has partnered with the community to preserve that unique heritage and culture. Please contact St. Johns County through any of the following means if you have any questions or to obtain additional information:

  • Phone: Call County Administration at 904.209.0530 and staff will be happy to answer your questions.
  • Email: Send an email to
  • Library: Hastings Library staff are happy to answer your questions or refer you to the appropriate County department for answers.
  • Website:

Welcome to the Town of Hastings, Florida!

The Town of Hastings is a community, “Small In Stature, But Big At Heart.”

As of 2015, the population of the Town of Hastings is 604, as recorded by the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Gainesville, Florida.

The Town of Hastings centrally located for commuting; 12 miles to I-95 via SR207, 18 miles northeast via SR207 to St. Augustine, 15.68 miles east via SR206 to Crescent Beach, 6.8 miles west via SR207 to Palatka, 49.29 miles (1 hour 8 minutes) west via SR20 to Gainesville, 45.66 miles (1 hour) south via US 1 to Daytona Beach or 52.28 miles (52 minutes) via south via I-95.

The Town of Hastings is surrounded by hundreds of acres of beautiful farmland, giving our area the title “Potato Capital of Florida”. Other produce such as broccoli, silver queen corn, sweet onions, and cabbage are also grown in the Hastings area.

Looking for a small town home feel and you just haven’t found that place…Well, look no farther…you have just found that place in the Town of Hastings, “Small in Stature, But Big At Heart”, and we WELCOME YOU into that heart.

Hastings History


The Town of Hastings, Florida, named after Thomas Horace Hastings (1860 – 1897)…

Our History



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