Hamilton County

Hamilton County is located in North Florida bordering Georgia and the Suwannee River and the Withlacoochee River and Columbia, Suwannee and Madison Counties. 

Hamilton County was established from a portion of Escambia County in 1827 and named for Alexander Hamilton, first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. 

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Population - 2000
13,327
Population - 2010
14,799
Population - 2015 Est
14,630
Land Area (sq mi)
514
Water Area (sq mi)
5
Total Area (sq mi)
519
Average Rainfall
50
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
54

Hamilton County School District is one of Florida’s smallest school district covering an area of 519 miles. The school district currently consists of 4 traditional schools and one alternative school.

Named after the American composer Stephen Foster, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is situated by the banks of the Suwannee River. It has a museum with exhibits that feature many of Foster's songs, and the park itself plays some of his songs throughout the day from the 97-bell carillon. Demonstrations in quilting, blacksmithing, stained glass making, and many others are available for visitors to watch in Craft Square. Other Popular activities include hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing, canoeing/kayaking, and picnicking. A campsite is offered for visitors who want to spend the night. The Florida Folk Festival is hosted every memorial day weekend at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center. Other special events, such as concerts and weekend retreats, are also held throughout the year. 

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From great musical history to edge of your seat white water rafting excursions, Hamilton County shows the best of Florida's natural attractions, while keeping up with the sporting events that really get your blood pumping.

The Suwannee River Regional Library System serves Suwannee, Hamilton, and Madison Counties. Suwannee County has 2 branches in Branford and Live Oak. Madison County has 3 branches in Greenville, Lee, and Madison. Hamilton County has 3 branches in Jasper, Jennings, and White Springs.

Distributing weekly newspaper to Lake City, Live Oak, Madison, Branford, Dowling Park, Jasper, Wellborn, White Springs, Old Town, Fanning Springs, Trenton, High Springs and Alachua City, Florida.