Port St. John, Florida is a town located along the eastern coast of central Florida in Brevard County. This town has a population around 12,000 individuals and covers a land area of less than 4 square miles. The greater Brevard County area, on the other hand, covers over 1,500 square miles and has a population of more than 500,000 individuals. The Port St. John Area has had a tough road, but it continues to be a popular tourist destination. In 2002, a group of residents tried to incorporate the area after forming a group called “Port St. John for Tomorrow,” or PSJ4T. Unfortunately, the group's petition to incorporate the community was not successful.
Brevard County as a whole is rich with Florida history - in fact, remains have been found dating back to the prehistoric native cultures that lived in the area as early as pre-Columbian times. The county itself if named for Judge Theodore W. Brevard who settled in Tallahassee, FL in 1847 and served as Florida Comptroller for 12 years.