Suwannee County

Suwannee County is located in Northwest Florida surrounded by the Suwannee River on 3 sides and bordering Hamilton, Madison, Lafayette, Gilchrist and Columbia Counties. 

Suwannee County was established from Columbia County in 1858 and named for the Suwannee River, immortalized by Stephen Foster's song "Way Down Upon the Suwannee River."

Suwannee County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
34,844
Population - 2010
41,551
Population - 2015 Est
44,452
Land Area (sq mi)
689
Water Area (sq mi)
4
Total Area (sq mi)
692
Average Rainfall
50
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
56

Official Listings

The Suwannee County School is district is home to seven different schools with many of the schools offering a virtual education option. The school district’s mission is to educate all students in a safe and supportive learning environment that will develop life-long learners and productive citizens.

The Suwannee River Regional Library System serves Suwannee, Hamilton, and Madison Counties. Suwannee County has 2 branches in Branford and Live Oak. Madison County has 3 branches in Greenville, Lee, and Madison. Hamilton County has 3 branches in Jasper, Jennings, and White Springs.

Distributing weekly newspaper to Lake City, Live Oak, Madison, Branford, Dowling Park, Jasper, Wellborn, White Springs, Old Town, Fanning Springs, Trenton, High Springs and Alachua City, Florida.