Place:Jefferson, Florida, United States

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NameJefferson
Alt namesJeffersonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates30.417°N 83.883°W
Located inFlorida, United States     (1827 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2010 estimate for the county is 14,761. Its county seat is Monticello.

Jefferson County is part of the Tallahassee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Jefferson County was created in 1827. It was named for Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America, who served from 1801 to 1809. Monticello is a racially diverse town (see Demographics).

Forts of Jefferson County

  • Fort Roger Jones (1839), Aucilla (Ocilla Ferry), north of US 90.
  • Fort Noel (1839–1842), south of Lamont on the Aucilla River, six miles (10 km) northwest of Fort Pleasant in Taylor County. Also known as Fort Number Three (M).
  • Camp Carter (1838), near Waukeenah.
  • Fort Welaunee (1838), a settlers' fort on the Welaunee Plantation near Wacissa. Fort Gamble (1839–1843) was later established here.
  • Fort Aucilla (1843), two miles (3 km) south-east of Fort Gamble, southwest of Lamont, between the Aucilla and Wacissa Rivers. Also spelled Ocilla.
  • Fort Wacissa (1838), a settlers' fort located south of Wacissa on the Wacissa River, west of Cabbage Grove.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1827 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1827 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1827 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1900 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 3,312
1840 5,713
1850 7,718
1860 9,876
1870 13,398
1880 16,065
1890 15,757
1900 16,195
1910 17,210
1920 14,502
1930 13,408
1940 12,032
1950 10,413
1960 9,543
1970 8,778
1980 10,703
1990 11,296

Research Tips

External links

www.co.jefferson.fl.us/


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