Gilchrist County

Gilchrist County, Florida

PO Box 37
Trenton, FL 32693
Phone: (352) 463-3170
Fax: (352) 463-3166

In north-central FL, west of Gainesville; organized Dec 4, 1925 from Alachua County. Name Origin: For Capt. Albert Waller Gilchrist (1858-1926), officer, FL legislator, and governor (1909-13)

Area (sq mi):: 355.47 (land 348.89; water 6.58) Population per square mile: 47.00
Population 2005: 16,402 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 13.60%; 1990-2000 49.30% Population 2000: 14,437 (White 88.70%; Black or African American 7.00%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 35.40
Income 2000: per capita $13,985; median household $30,328; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,448-$20,946
Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 33.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Trenton Solar Power Plant will occupy about 580 acres in Gilchrist County. The 74.9-MW plant will consist of approximately 280,000 tracking solar panels, which will produce enough carbon-free energy to power over 23,000 average homes at peak production.
My most memorable was the Gilchrist Club in Gilchrist County, a 27,000-acre sporting club.
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Department identified the suspect who fatally shot two deputies Thursday in a restaurant in Trenton, Florida, as 59-year-old John Hubert Highnote.
Two Gilchrist County Sheriff's deputies were shot and killed at about 3 p.m.
Gilchrist County School District declared public schools closed Friday, after they received an emailed threat.
As the Broward sheriff's office was publishing its post on Facebook, Florida's Gilchrist County School District announced that it was canceling classes Friday due to "an email threat."
Born and raised in rural Gilchrist County, Fla., he spent much of his time on his grandparent's cattle farm learning and perfecting his craft.
Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz identified the shooter as 51-year-old Don Spirit of Bell, a small town in rural northern Florida.
Don Spirit, identified by authorities as the suspect, called the 911 emergency line and killed himself after a sheriff's deputy arrived at the scene, Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said.
The children's ages ranged from three months to 10 years, Gilchrist County sheriff Robert Schultz said at a press conference in Bell, a small town in central Florida about 30 miles west of Gainesville.
For example, one of the biggest hot spots was found at a large dairy farm in Gilchrist County, Florida, where the virus infection rate was about 37 percent.