Liberty County

Liberty County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering Calhoun, Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla, Leon and Gadsden Counties. 

Liberty County was established from Gadsden County in 1855 and named from the concept of "liberty." 

Liberty County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
7,021
Population - 2010
8,365
Population - 2015 Est
8,698
Land Area (sq mi)
836
Water Area (sq mi)
8
Total Area (sq mi)
843
Average Rainfall
59
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
53

Liberty County School District is located in the panhandle of Florida and serves Liberty County students. While Liberty County is large in area, there are only 6 public schools under the authority of the Liberty County School District.

The Apalachicola River is an essential ecosystem for Florida's oysters and tree species. The geologic landscape in Bristol, Florida contains a lot of limestone. As the Apalachicola carves through the limestone, it exposes tall bluffs. In this unique landscape, a rare tree species thrives, the Florida Torreya (torreya taxifolia). Early residents coined these trees "stinking cedar" for their smell, but a botanist renamed the tree in the 1800s to what it is known as today. Also called the Florida Nutmeg, this tree is incredibly rare and only found here in Liberty County and in scattered sections of Eastern Asia. Keep an eye out for these evergreens on the trails throughout the park.

 

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Liberty County offers a diverse array of activities in its relative small land area. Parks, trails, and youth baseball punctuate the activities listed here, but there is far more to offer in this important member of the Florida Parks and Recreation family.

The Northwest Regional Library System serves Bay, Gulf, and Liberty counties in the Florida Panhandle. Bay County libraries are located in Panama City, Panama City Beach, Parker, and Springfield; Gulf County libraries are located in Port St Joe and Wewahitchja; and Liberty County libraries are located in Bristol and Hosford. The headquarters and largest library in the system is the Bay County Public Library in Panama City.