Jefferson County

Jefferson County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering Georgia and the Gulf of Mexico and Taylor, Leon, Wakulla and Madison Counties. 

Jefferson County was established in 1827 from Escambia County and named for Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President, who died in 1826. Before the Civil War, Jefferson County developed into a plantation agriculture society. Many houses from that era remain in Monticello, the county seat. 

Jefferson County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
12,902
Population - 2010
14,761
Population - 2015 Est
14,519
Land Area (sq mi)
598
Water Area (sq mi)
38
Total Area (sq mi)
637
Average Rainfall
58
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
54

Official Listings

Jefferson County School District is located in the heart of the Panhandle of Florida. Presiding over mostly rural communities, Jefferson County School District organizes and maintains over 20 public schools, serving over 30,000 students.

The Wilderness Coast Public Library System has four branches in Franklin County, Jefferson County, and Wakulla County. They are in Eastpoint, Carrabelle, Monticello, and Crawfordville.

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This group is open to all homeschoolers in Jefferson County Florida and surrounding areas. It provides a place to discuss homeschool related issues, events, and activities going on in our area.