Gilchrist County, Florida
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Gilchrist County
 Founded December 4, 1925
Named for Albert W. Gilchrist
County Seat: Trenton
Largest city: Trenton

Gilchrist County is Florida's 67th county, established on December 4, 1925, from a segment of Alachua County.
It gains its name from Albert Waller Gilchrist, the 20th governor of Florida (1909-1913). This county was going to be named Melon, but word came to the legislature that Gilchrist was dying. Therefore, an amendment was passed changing the name of the new county from Melon to Gilchrist.  

(Source: Florida Center for Instructional Technology)

The county seat is Trenton

Cities : Trenton, Fanning Springs (also in Levy Co.)
Town: Bell
Census-designated place: Spring Ridge

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Website Updates:
Jun 2018:  Burials in Union Baptist Cemetery
Dec 2017:  
Gossip News Stories for MCELROY, FAGAN, COBB, WEDELLES, MAY, JORDAN, FOREHAND, FLEMING.  Marriage Announcement: TOMPKINS-SMITH.  Crime news:  OWENS, McGUIRE



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Dixie County, Florida – southwest
Suwannee County, Florida – northwest
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