The youngest county in Florida is Gilchrist County. The county of Gilchrist is a very rural county with only one traffic light and is part of the Gainesville Metropolitan Area.
The county seat is Trenton.
Gilchrist County has a total of 362 square miles of area with 355 square miles of land and 7 square miles of water. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gilchrist County has approximately 16,402 residents. The median income for a household in the year 2000 was approximately $30,328 and the median income for a family was $34,485.
Gilchrist County Table of Contents
Gilchrist County Map
Gilchrist County is bordered by Columbia County to its northeast, Alachua County to its east, Levy County to its south, Dixie County to its southwest, and Suwannee and Lafayette County to its northwest.
Area Codes and Zip Codes for Gilchrist County
The area code for Trenton is 352.
Cities in Gilchrist County Florida
There are only 3 cities/towns in Gilchrist County.
- Fanning Springs – This city is shared with Levy County
Historical State Parks
Ginnie Springs is not a state park but rather a privately owned park that features beautiful springs.
Each day, the 7 separate springs of Ginnie Springs discharge hundreds of millions of gallons of crystal-clear water that is a constant 72 degrees, year round.
Ginnie Springs is a destination for swimming, water activities, and camping.
The best way to get to Ginnie Springs is to follow directions to High Springs and then follow the signs.
When using a GPS to find us, use the following address:
5000 Ne 60th Ave., High Springs, Florida 32643