First I would like to acknowledge Those who served this county before me. Because without them this site would not be what it is today,
Mildred Mills Stevenson, Darrel Reid Bell and Fran Smith.
The torch has now been passed on to me to try to keep up with your growing needs.
Hello, My name is Ray Richard and I am your temporary County Coordinator.
If you need help with locating anything or you would like to add something to these pages or any other county.
Please don't hesitate to send me a email just click the contact button above for my address.
We are currently seeking helpers so if you think you might be interrested in working on any of our Florida Counties.
Please contact me. My email address is located above.
Lafayette County was formed from Madison County on December 23, 1856.
Before that it was Florida Territory until Statehood in 1845.
The County Seat is Cross City. The County fronts on the Gulf of Mexico but it does not have the beautiful beaches of neighboring counties to attract tourists. It is one of the state's least densely populated areas and averages only 15 people per square mile. Population in 1990 was 10,585. By 2000 it had risen to 13,827. The region is a favorite with deer, turkey and wild pig hunters tourists. Dixie's largest private employers are timber companies. The major road into the county is US 19 and air service is available 60 miles to the east at Gainesville Regional Airport. The county's history includes a battle at Old Town on US 19, where Chief Billy Bowlegs met up with Andrew Jackson during Indian uprisings. Prior to the Civil War, Old Town was the site of a factory where Spanish moss was turned into clean, economical stuffing for mattresses and furniture.
Dixie County shares a great deal of its heritage with it's mother county, Lafayette. Even though a majority of the records have been transcribed from the Lafayette County originals, Lafayette County still maintains vast genealogical and historical information pertaining to Dixie County. So those of you having Dixie County ties that stem to the 19th Century, will probably have to look to Lafayette County for your missing information.
the sad news of our long time friend and leaders passing.
August 05,1943 - September 11,2016
She was a great friend and helped me and many others within our group
learn to create the lovely pages you find here on our sites.
She is missed greatly and will forever live on in our hearts, minds and on our pages.
Rest in Peace your work is done.
Richard is our New President and State Coordinator.
Please bear with him as he quickly gathers the reins to a large undertaking.
We are all sure of his abilty to lead us and help us grow.
Please stay tuned as changes are in the wind!