Suwannee County, Florida

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Suwannee County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 34,844. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county was 38,624 [1]. Its county seat is Live Oak, Florida. Suwannee County is a prohibition or entirely dry county. [1].



Suwannee County was created in 1858. It was named after the Suwannee River, which forms the county's northern, western, and much of its southern border. The word "Suwannee" may either be a corruption of the Spanish San Juan ("Saint John") or from the Cherokee sawani ("echo river").


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 692 square miles (1,792 km²), of which 688 square miles (1,781 km²) is land and 4 square miles (11 km²) (0.62%) is water.

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