Jefferson County

Jefferson County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering Georgia and the Gulf of Mexico and Taylor, Leon, Wakulla and Madison Counties. 

Jefferson County was established in 1827 from Escambia County and named for Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President, who died in 1826. Before the Civil War, Jefferson County developed into a plantation agriculture society. Many houses from that era remain in Monticello, the county seat. 

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Population - 2000
12,902
Population - 2010
14,761
Population - 2015 Est
14,519
Land Area (sq mi)
598
Water Area (sq mi)
38
Total Area (sq mi)
637
Average Rainfall
58
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
54

The Econfina River State Park is home to extensive wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. There are equestrian trails, nature trails, a boat ramp, and a canoe-kayak launch on site. This beautiful state park is over 4,500 acres and offers several once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Jefferson County School District is located in the heart of the Panhandle of Florida. Presiding over mostly rural communities, Jefferson County School District organizes and maintains over 20 public schools, serving over 30,000 students.

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We are dedicated to providing a "Christian Environment of Academic Excellence."  The goal of the school is to provide students with a high-quality, college preparatory education, ultimately producing future leaders and responsible citizens. 

Jefferson County has the eats, it has the wheels, and it has the classic parts of North Florida that still exist nowadays. Bring your bike helmet and check out some of the events in this great Florida County.

Perkins Block was a department store opened in 1890 with an opera house on the top floor. Today the opera house has been renovated and serves as a home for the performing arts in Monticello area.

Monticello Vineyards and Winery is a small Florida farm with 50+ acres of USDA organic farm and vineyards. There are over 18 different kinds of muscadine grapes being grown on site.

The Wilderness Coast Public Library System has four branches in Franklin County, Jefferson County, and Wakulla County. They are in Eastpoint, Carrabelle, Monticello, and Crawfordville.

This group is open to all homeschoolers in Jefferson County Florida and surrounding areas. It provides a place to discuss homeschool related issues, events, and activities going on in our area.