Lafayette County

Lafayette County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering Taylor, Dixie, Gilchrist, Madison and Suwannee Counties. 

Lafayette County was established from a portion of Madison County in 1856 and named for the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), who was given a township in the Tallahassee area, but who never visited the state. 

Lafayette County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
7,022
Population - 2010
8,870
Population - 2015 Est
8,664
Land Area (sq mi)
543
Water Area (sq mi)
5
Total Area (sq mi)
548
Average Rainfall
58
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
55

Lafayette County School District, headquartered in the Oxford, Florida, is a small but rapidly growing. Currently, there are only 4 public schools in the district and they are all located on the same campus. Keeping the schools together has allowed Lafayette County School to create a tight-knit community of students and school employees.