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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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.
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies said they were trying to determine the threat's validity.
08-pound fish, came from the Suwannee River in Gilchrist County.
The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is conducting this Invitation to Bid (ITB) for a groundwater capture and treatment project on a dairy in Gilchrist County (near County Road 232 and County Road 337).
Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz identified the shooter as 51-year-old Don Spirit of Bell, a small town in rural northern Florida.
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.
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.
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.
The 2008 181-point champion water-elm of Williamsburg, Virginia was an easy knockout for the new 288-point champ in Gilchrist County, Florida (although it is still 25 points shy of the 2006 champ of New Bern, North Carolina).
0 Gadsden County, Florida 115 N/A Gilchrist County, Florida 107 N/A Hardee County, Florida 204 N/A Hendry County, Florida 148 N/A Hernando County, Florida 230 71.
Parker said if rural Gilchrist County could have a video link to Alachua County, it could be workable.