Gilchrist County, Florida

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Gilchrist County is a rural county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 14,437. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 16,402. Gilchrist County has only one traffic light in the entire county and has no road with more than one lane of traffic moving in either direction. [1]. Its county seat is Trenton, Florida[1].



Gilchrist County was created in 1925 making it the youngest county in Florida. It was named for Albert W. Gilchrist, Governor of Florida from 1909 to 1913.

Historic buildings

Historic buildings in Gilchrist County include:


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 355 square miles (919.4 km2), of which 349 square miles (903.9 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18.1 km2) (1.85%) is water.

Gilchrist County is part of the Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area, though it is a very rural county.

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