Lafayette County, Florida
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Lafayette County, Florida
County Seat: Mayo
Year Organized: 1853
Square Miles: 548

With a 2010 census population of 8,870, this is the second-least populous county in Florida.

Created on December 23, 1856 from part of Madison County, it comprised all the area of present-day Lafayette and Dixie counties. The County was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French general who rendered assistance to the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.

The Suwannee River forms the entire eastern boundary.

The county seat was New Troy until the court house burned down on New Year's Eve, 1892. In 1893, it was moved to Mayo, which is also Lafayette's only incorporated town. The moving of the courthouse was the end for New Troy. The Gainesville Sun states that houses were dismantled for their timber and bricks, hardwoods replaced the fields, steamboat traffic ended in 1899, and the ferry closed in 1917. In 1921 the lower part of the county was removed to create Dixie County.
[source: wikipedia]


Census Designated Place: Day

Unincorporated Communities:

Airline  - Alton - Cooks Hammock -  - Hatchbend -  - Midway


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Website Updates:
Dec 1027:  Crime news:  MURPHY.  obits for BASS, HANSON, JACKSON.  Marriage Announcement:  HARRISON-TRAMMELL.  Gossip news for DAY, GWALTNEY, PEYSER, WALLER, TRAMMELL, SIMPSON.  Sicklist news for HARRISON.
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