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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.

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Jefferson County, Florida

Jefferson County History, Geography, and Demographics

County Seat: Monticello
Year Organized: 1827
Square Miles: 598
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Monticello, FL 32344-0000

Etymology - Origin of County Name

Thomas Jefferson, President, US, 1801-1809.

Demographics:

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County History

Jefferson County was created in 1827. It was named for Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America, who served from 1801 to 1809.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 637 square miles (1,649 kmē), of which, 598 square miles (1,548 kmē) of it is land and 39 square miles (101 kmē) of it (6.11%) is water.

Jefferson County is part of the Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Jefferson County is the only county in Florida which borders both the state of Georgia and the Gulf of Mexico

Neighboring Counties:

  • North: Thomas County, Ga.
  • Northeast: Brooks County, Ga.
  • East: Madison County
  • Southeast: Taylor County
  • South: Gulf of Mexico
  • Southwest: Wakulla County
  • West: Leon County
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