Dixie County

Dixie County, Florida

PO Box 1206
Cross City, FL 32628
Phone: (352) 498-1200
Fax: (352) 498-1201

On the Gulf coast of FL, west of Gainesville; organized Apr 25, 1921 from Lafayette County. Name Origin: For the name applied to the Confederate States, from the song composed in 1859 by Daniel Decatur Emmett (1815-1904), said to be derived from a Creole pronunciation of the second name in the Mason and Dixon Line

Area (sq mi):: 863.66 (land 704.01; water 159.65) Population per square mile: 20.80
Population 2005: 14,647 State rank: 59 Population change: 2000-20005 5.90%; 1990-2000 30.60% Population 2000: 13,827 (White 87.70%; Black or African American 9.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 40.70
Income 2000: per capita $13,559; median household $26,082; Population below poverty level: 19.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,295-$16,239
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 30.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Sara Wegscheid, 41, was riding her bike in Dixie County when a group of five pit bulls attacked her and "started tearing her apart." Sara's husband, Prosper Wegscheid, said one dog first ran toward his wife and bit her bike's tire after which four dogs chased and attacked her.
10: Scallop season closes Dixie County and south half Taylor County
In 2013, an affiliate of Blue Wolf acquired a majority stake in Suwannee, which is based in Dixie County, Florida the least populated and lowest income county in the state.
In 2013, the News reported on Koberlein's first trip "out West." That year, after retiring as the Dixie County judge, he spent six months living and working within two miles of Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone.
Dixie County case because its plaintiff was no longer planning to move to Dixie County.
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Haley Veterans Hospital and the Bay Pines VAMC, went to services at Veterans Memorial Park and Bushnell National Veterans Cemetery, provided a guest speaker at Young Middle School, and participated in a special Dixie County observance.
Located at the end of a narrow, two-lane road and surrounded by wilderness, the coastal community of Suwannee, Florida, is an unincorporated town in Dixie County with fewer than 1,000 fulltime residents.
10: Bay scallop season ends in southern Taylor County (Steinhatchee) and all of Dixie County
Caption: RETIRED DIXIE COUNTY JUDGE FRED KOBERLEIN is "living the dream." In February, he attained the age of 70 and had to retire.