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Dixie County was created in 1921 from the southern regions of Lafayette County. The name honors the lyric designation of the South. The original county seat was Old Town, later moved to Cross City. Two roads crossed here at a village originally as Hitchcock. There are few historic structures in Dixie County.
The County fronts on the Gulf of Mexico but it does The region is a favorite with deer, turkey and wild pig hunters tourists. Dixie's largest private employers are timber companies. The major road into the county is US 19 and air service is available 60 miles to the east at Gainesville Regional Airport. The county's history includes a battle at Old Town on US 19, where Chief Billy Bowlegs met up with Andrew Jackson during Indian Wars . Old Town was the site of a factory where Spanish moss was turned into furniture and mattresses

The current courthouse, which sits a few blocks east of U. S. 19, is a modern one-


"Dixie " is a common nickname for the Southern United States.
Dixie County was formed in 1921 from Lafayette County. The
County fronts on the Gulf of Mexico but it does The region
is a favorite with deer, turkey and wild pig hunters
tourists. Dixie's largest private employers are timber
companies. The major road into the county is US 19 and air
service is available 60 miles to the east at Gainesville
Regional Airport. The county's history includes a
battle at Old Town on US 19, where Chief Billy Bowlegs met
up with Andrew Jackson during Indian Wars . Old Town was
the site of a factory where Spanish moss was turned into
furniture and mattresses


Cities and towns

Cross City
Horseshoe Beach
Old Town

Unincorporated
Clara (shared with Taylor County)
Eugene
Hines
Jonesboro
Shamrock
Shired Island
Suwanee
Yellow Jacket


Cross City, Dixie County -- Two public roads crossed at
this point, one coming from Perry to old Archer and the
other from Branford to Horseshoe. W.H. Mathis, who decided
on the name, wanted the location to be thought of as more
than just crossroads. It is the County Seat

City Of Hawkinsville - sunken steamboat in the Suwannee
River near Old Town, one of the Florida Underwater
Archaeological Preserves

 

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