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.
Region: Northwest Florida Region
Metro Area: Tallahassee, Florida Metro Area
County Seat: Monticello