Lafayette County

Lafayette County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering Taylor, Dixie, Gilchrist, Madison and Suwannee Counties. 

Lafayette County was established from a portion of Madison County in 1856 and named for the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), who was given a township in the Tallahassee area, but who never visited the state. 

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Population - 2000
7,022
Population - 2010
8,870
Population - 2015 Est
8,664
Land Area (sq mi)
543
Water Area (sq mi)
5
Total Area (sq mi)
548
Average Rainfall
58
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
55

Lafayette Blue Springs State Park flows into the beautiful Suwannee River. The spring has crystal blue waters that you can swim, canoe, or paddle board in. The park also has many other amenities such as a campground, rental vacation cabins, equestrian trails, and a picnic pavillion. A natural limestone bridge crosses the spring run for visitors to walk across and see all the wildlife the park has to offer. Whether you are looking to go camping for the weekend or take the family out on the boat, Lafayette Blue Springs State Park is a gorgeous spot to be outdoors.

Lafayette County School District, headquartered in the Oxford, Florida, is a small but rapidly growing. Currently, there are only 4 public schools in the district and they are all located on the same campus. Keeping the schools together has allowed Lafayette County School to create a tight-knit community of students and school employees.

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Put a little spring in your step in Lafayette County, home to as many natural springs as there are vowels in the name Lafayette. Take your paddle, take your boat, and bring a couple pairs of snorkels to dive into the aquatic magic of this great Florida County.