Place:Gadsden, Florida, United States

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Gadsden County is a county located in the panhandle of the U.S. state of Florida. The 2000 census recorded the population was 45,087. The 2010 census, taken ten years later, saw the population increase to 46,389---an increase of 1,302 people comprising a 2.8% population increase. Its county seat is Quincy. Gadsden County is the only predominantly African-American county in Florida. Gadsden county is home to two high schools - West Gadsden High School (merged from the former Chattahoochee High and Greensboro High) located on the western outskirts of Quincy near Greensboro, and East Gadsden High School (merged from the former James A. Shanks High and Havana Northside High) located on Hwy 90 East of Quincy.

The county is part of the Tallahassee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Gadsden County was created in 1823. It was named for James Gadsden of South Carolina, who served as Andrew Jackson's aide-de-camp in Florida in 1818. Gadsden County is historically known for its tobacco crop which is obsolete today.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1823 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1837 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1849 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1849 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 4,895
1840 5,992
1850 8,784
1860 9,396
1870 9,802
1880 12,169
1890 11,894
1900 15,294
1910 22,198
1920 23,539
1930 29,890
1940 31,450
1950 36,457
1960 41,989
1970 39,184
1980 41,565
1990 41,105

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