Alachua County Florida

Alachua County is located in North Florida, 85 miles from the Georgia state line, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Alachua County was established in 1824 from a portion of St. Johns County and named for a Spanish ranch existing in the vicinity in 1680. The name comes from a Seminole Indian word meaning “sink” and possibly was named for a large sinkhole in Paynes Prairie.

Alachua County was established in 1824 from a portion of St. Johns County and named for a Spanish ranch existing in the vicinity in 1680. Two derivations have been proposed for the name: La (“the” in Spanish) and Chua (“sink” in Seminole) and Luchuwa (“jug” in Seminole). The name possibly comes from a large sinkhole in Paynes Prairie.

Alachua County Businesses & Related Content

Region: North Central Region

Metro Area: Gainesville, Florida Metro Area

County Seat: Gainesville

Localities in Alachua County, FL

Alachua
Archer
Gainesville
Hawthorne
High Springs
La Crosse
Melrose
Micanopy
Newberry
Waldo
Windsor

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