Suwannee County

Suwannee County is located in Northwest Florida surrounded by the Suwannee River on 3 sides and bordering Hamilton, Madison, Lafayette, Gilchrist and Columbia Counties. 

Suwannee County was established from Columbia County in 1858 and named for the Suwannee River, immortalized by Stephen Foster's song "Way Down Upon the Suwannee River."

Suwannee County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
34,844
Population - 2010
41,551
Population - 2015 Est
44,452
Land Area (sq mi)
689
Water Area (sq mi)
4
Total Area (sq mi)
692
Average Rainfall
50
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
56

The Suwannee County School is district is home to seven different schools with many of the schools offering a virtual education option. The school district’s mission is to educate all students in a safe and supportive learning environment that will develop life-long learners and productive citizens.

October 26 - 28, 2018

Location: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Florida

Set on the banks of Florida's most famous river, this festival is a great way to celebrate Halloween with dazzling lights, art installations, and performance art, all of which come together to make this music festival a completely unique experience.

April 6 - 8, 2018

Location: Suwannee River State Park, Live Oak, Florida

Paddle two of Florida's most beautiful rivers while you camp out along them with tons of like minded people. This festival will also feature live music, outdoor meals, an evening ghost tour through nearby ruins, and an opportunity to hear from local experts dedicated to preserving North Florida's environment.

Website Listings

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.