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Suwannee County 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 county seat is Live Oak. This county is named for the Suwannee River, a 266-mile long river in northern Florida.
This county is named for the Suwannee River, a 266-mile long river in northern Florida.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
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.
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.
Suwannee county is located in north Florida.
Bordering counties are as follows: