Jefferson County, Florida

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Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 12,902. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 14,490 [1]. Its county seat is Monticello, Florida[1].

Jefferson County is part of the Tallahassee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Jefferson County was created in 1827. It was named for Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America, who served from 1801 to 1809. Monticello is a racially diverse town (see Demographics). The Jefferson County court house closes at twelve noon on Thursdays, along with numerous other businesses. This is done to celebrate a past tradition; hanging of convicts.[citation needed]

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