Gadsden County is located in the panhandle of Florida on the northernmost side of the state bordering Georgia. The county has a population of roughly 46,000, and the county seat is Quincy. The county was created in 1823 from Jackson County. The county was named after the aide-de-camp to General Andrew Jackson, James Gadsden.
A large portion of the county’s industry at its beginning was the shade tobacco plant. Very few places in the country were able to support the plant, but it thrived in the unique climate of Gadsden County. In addition to shade tobacco, Fuller’s Earth was discovered in the area which is used to deodorize and soak up oil, among many other uses. The area is also famous for the production of Coca-Cola.
The county played a large part in establishing the state capital, which is just a short drive from the county. Many citizens from the area traveled to the capital to construct buildings and plan the infrastructure.
The county has many unique things to offer. The county is home to many opportunities for outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping, boating, and horseback riding. It is also a prime location for small town shopping, and features many communities with cute main streets and a relaxed setting. There are many museums and historical sites to visit as well which are both fun and educational. In addition, because of its proximity to the state capital, many people who work in the city but want to live outside the city’s borders come to Gadsden County, making it a quiet and beautiful retreat.