The International Date Change Line (IDL) is located about 180° east (or west). It is halfway around the world from the prime meridian (0° longitude), the reference point for time zones, which passes through Greenwich, United Kingdom. In Florida, the timeline was established along the Apalachicola River, starting at the border with Georgia and following River Five to the south. However, the timeline doesn't reach the coast like the river does.
The shipping and rail industries wanted to keep coastal areas in the eastern time zone and, therefore, the line turns at the fork of the Apalachicola River in Apalachicola and encompasses Post St. Joe and all the coastal communities and towns in the South. While there are many residents who would like all of Florida to be in the same time zone, most residents of central time zone counties in the western fringe of Florida are adapted to the central time zone and want to maintain it. Several states in the eastern U.S.
UU. (Central ← East) and the center of the United States (Mountain ← Central) have locations that use the time zone of neighboring states. The clocks and symbols (daylight saving time, winter) are updated in real time as the time changes in the different US time zones. Time zones were first introduced in 1883 by a civil engineer who came up with the idea of facilitating train schedules.
In 1982, Gulf County residents had the opportunity to change the entire county to central time, but 55 percent chose to keep it as it is. From east to west, they are Atlantic Standard Time (AST), Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST), Pacific Standard Time (PST), Alaska Standard Time (AKST), Hawaii Standard Time and Aleutian Standard Time (HST), Samoa Standard Time (UTC-1) and Standard Time Chamorro ( UTC+). While most of Florida is in the Eastern Time Zone, nine of Florida's 67 counties are in the central time zone and one county is divided. More information on wiki The letters S (standard) and D (daylight) are the initials that show the current period of the time zone.
The central time zone includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, part of Florida, Illinois, part of Indiana, Iowa, part of Kansas, part of Kentucky, Louisiana, part of Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, part of Nebraska, part of North Dakota, Oklahoma, part of South Dakota, part of Tennessee, most of Texas and Wisconsin. The central time zone includes the part of the United States that is west of the border line between the eastern and central standard time zones (view) and east of the border line between the described central and mountainous standard time zones (view). Then, in 1918, time zones became law with the Standard Time Act that implemented standard time zones and daylight saving time in the U.S.