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There are sixty-seven counties in the state of Florida. 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. Its last county was created in 1925 with the formation of Gilchrist County from a segment of Alachua County.
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Levy County, Florida

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Levy County is a county located in the state of Florida. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 40,801. Levy County was created on March 10, 1845 from Alachua County. The county seat is Bronson. This county is named for David Levy Yulee (1810–1886), one of the state's original United States Senators.

Etymology - Origin of Levy County Name

This county is named for David Levy Yulee (1810–1886), one of the state's original United States Senators.

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Levy County History

Levy County was formed on the 10th of March 1845, from the Counties of Alachua and Marion. Alachua was formed in 1842 from Duval and St. Johns. Duval was formed in 1822 from the original St. Johns County. Marion was formed in 1844 from parts of Alachua, Hillsborough, and Mosquito, now Orange County in 1845. The County received its name from the first US Senator from Florida, David Levy Yulee, whom also developed a 5,000 acre plantation on the Homosassa River. The town of Bronson was selected to be the County Seat.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,413 square miles (3,660 km2), of which 1,118 square miles (2,900 km2) is land and 295 square miles (760 km2) (20.9%) is water.

Levy county is located close to the center of Florida. Levy County is on the Gulf of Mexico, south of Gainesville and west of Ocala. The county is bordered by Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Marion, and Citrus counties. Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge and part of Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge are located in Levy county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Gilchrist County
  • Northeast: Alachua County
  • East: Marion County
  • Southeast: Citrus County
  • Southwest: Gulf of Mexico
  • Northwest: Dixie County

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