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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SuwanneeCounty is a county located in the state of Florida. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 41,551. Suwannee County was
created on December 21, 1858 from Columbia County. The countyseat is Live Oak. This county is named
for the Suwannee River, a 266-mile long river in northern Florida.
Etymology - Origin of Suwannee County Name
This county is named for
the Suwannee River, a 266-mile long river in northern Florida.
Suwannee County was created in 1858. The
county is named after the Suwannee River, which forms the county's northern,
western, and much of its southern border. The word "Suwannee" may either be a corruption of the Spanish San Juan ("Saint
John") or from the Cherokee sawani ("echo river").
Suwannee County was a dry county until August 2011, when the sale of
alcoholic beverages became legal in the county.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 692 square miles (1,792 km2), of which, 688
square miles (1,781 km2) of it is land and 4 square miles (11 km2) of it (0.62%) is water.