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Florida Counties In 1821, there were only two Counties in Florida: Escambia to the west and St. Johns to the
east. From these two Counties were formed 67 today.In 1968, the electors
of Florida granted local voters the power to adopt charters to govern their counties. Charters are formal
written documents that confer powers, duties, or privileges on the county.
To date, there are 19 charter Counties in Florida. Collectively these
Counties are home to more than 75 percent of Florida's residents.
Hamilton County, Florida
Hamilton County History, Geography, and Demographics
County Seat: Jasper
Year Organized: 1827
Square Miles: 515
207 NE 1st Street, Room 106
Jasper, FL 32052-6669
Etymology - Origin of County Name
It was named for Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick
Hamilton County is Florida's 15th county, established on December 26, 1827, from a segment of Escambia County. It
gains its name from Alexander Hamilton, the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Jasper is the county seat.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 519 square miles (1,345 kmē), of which, 515
square miles (1,333 kmē) of it is land and 4 square miles (12 kmē) of it (0.86%) is water.
Hamilton County is located in North Central Florida, with Georgia forming its northern border. The county (often
called a peninsula within a peninsula) is separated from the rest of Florida by the Withlacoochee River on the west
and the beautiful Suwannee River to the east and south. In the middle of the county is the fascinating Alapaha
River, called the "River of Sand," which disappears underground during certain parts of the year leaving a dry,
- North: Echols County, Ga.
- Southeast: Columbia County
- South: Suwannee County
- West: Madison County
- Northwest: Lowndes County, Ga.
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