Dixie County

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Dixie County

Welcome to Dixie County

Dixie County was formed in 1921 from a division of Lafayette County. We are located in the north central part of the state, and bound by the Gulf of Mexico to the South, the Steinhatchee River to the West, and the famous Suwannee River to the East. The county covers over 700 square miles with more than 453,750 acres of forested, undeveloped lands. US Highway 19 from St. Petersburg to Tallahassee travels through the center of the county seat, Cross City. Total county population reached just over 13,000 in late 1997. The majority of the residential growth is occurring in the Old Town area, 10 miles east of Cross City. The natural hammock lands, access to rivers and springs, together with the ability to commute to surrounding areas for hospitals, shopping, and cultural events, draws many residents from metropolitan areas of the country to Dixie County. The entire southern portion of Dixie County borders on the Gulf of Mexico, and includes several small settlements. Steinhatchee to the north offers excellent fishing, hunting, water activities, restaurants and lodgings. The town of Horseshoe Beach, 18 miles south of Cross City, is home to about 300 local residents, many of whom make their living from the Gulf waters. At the mouth of the Suwannee River is the town of Suwannee, a year-round haven for fishermen and a host of nature related activities as well as home for about 400 residents. Much of the county remains in a natural state, making it conducive to all types of eco-tourism activities such as canoeing, diving, hiking, biking, bird-watching and just enjoying the natural beauty of the area.

Dixie County Location

DIXIE COUNTY is along Florida's upper Nature Coast with the Suwannee River as a right-hand border. Dixie County

State Parks

Other Parks
• Hinton Landing
• Horseshoe Beach Park
• New Pine Landinf Parks
• Purvis Landing Parks
• Shired Island Park

• Angler's Resort
• Miller Marine Campground
  Suwannee Houseboats
• Shady Oaks RV Park
• Original Suwannee River Campground

• Horseshoe Beach

• Suwannee - Fishing Village
• City of Hawkinsville -
  Underwater Preserve

Driving Tour
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