Place:Suwannee, Florida, United States

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NameSuwannee
Alt namesSuwanee Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12029039
Suwanneesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates30.233°N 82.983°W
Located inFlorida, United States     (1858 - )
See alsoColumbia, Florida, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Suwannee County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,551. Its county seat is Live Oak. Suwannee County was a dry county until August 2011, when the sale of alcoholic beverages became legal in the county.

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History

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Suwannee County was created in 1858, as railways were constructed through the area connecting it to Jacksonville, Tallahassee, and points north. It was named after the Suwannee River, which forms the county's northern, western, and much of its southern border. The word "Suwannee" may either be a corruption of the Spanish San Juan ("Saint John") or from the Cherokee sawani ("echo river").

The rural areas supported numerous lumber and turpentine camps. In the 1930s, the anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston did research in North Florida timber camps.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1858 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 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
1860 2,303
1870 3,556
1880 7,161
1890 10,524
1900 14,554
1910 18,603
1920 19,789
1930 15,731
1940 17,073
1950 16,986
1960 14,961
1970 15,559
1980 22,287
1990 26,780

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~flsuwann/suwannee.htm


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