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.

Suwannee River State Park is a historic site, known today for its ghost town ruins and the remnants of a 19th-century steamship that are lost in time in this great hiking destination at the junction of the Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers. The park is a great place to host weddings or parties and has five vacation cabins available for rent. They also have a full facility campground, allowing all levels of accommodations from tents to RVs. Boating, paddling, fishing, and hiking are great activities at this historic park. 

Troy Spring State Park is a Florida state park, it can be found 6 miles to the north of Branford town in Suwannee county. Troy Spring is one of Florida's 33 magnitude springs which provide a relaxing spot for swimming, snorkeling, and interestingly diving. The spring water maintains a temperature of 72­­ degrees, the 325-foot spring-run meanders to eventually join the much darker and tannic Suwannee River. What makes the spring an excellent spot for swimming and scuba diving is the clarity of the water which provides high depth visibility.

Located between Tallahassee and Gainesville, Wes Skiles Peacock Springs is a hidden gem. Its name honors an adventurous outdoor enthusiast who worked to keep this area pristine. Like most springs, there's swimming, snorkeling, picnic tables, grills, manatees, and gators. In addition to those lovely features, this park remains incredibly different than other Florida springs.

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Bring your guitar pick and your favorite towel because at Suwannee County Parks, the day ahead is going to be a busy one. Come see all this great place has to offer.

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.