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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.
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Lafayette County, Florida
Lafayette County Education, Geography, and History
Lafayette County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,870, making it the second-least
populous county in Florida. The county seat is Mayo. Lafayette County is a prohibition or entirely dry county.
Etymology - Origin of Lafayette County Name
Marquis de Lafayette, French officer who served with Washington
in the American Revolution.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick
Lafayette County was created in 1856. Named in honor of Marquis de Lafayette, a French military hero who fought with
and aided the American Army during the American Revolutionary War.
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 548 square miles (1,419 km2), of which, 543
square miles (1,406 km2) of it is land and 5 square miles (13 km2) of it (0.93%) is water.
- Northeast: Suwannee County
- Southeast: Gilchrist County
- South: Dixie County
- West: Taylor County
- Northwest: Madison County
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