Hamilton County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,799. Its county seat is Jasper
It was named for Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
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 US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 519 square miles (1,345 km2), of which, 515
square miles (1,333 km2) of it is land and 4 square miles (12 km2) 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, sandy riverbed.
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