Hamilton County, named after the beloved Founding Father and first Secretary of State Alexander Hamilton, can be found on the northernmost side of Florida on the border of Georgia. The population of the county is around 14,600 and it has an area of 515 square miles. Jasper is the county seat and is located in a convenient central location in the county.
The landscape of Hamilton County is certainly unique. Known as the “peninsula within a peninsula,” it is bordered on three sides by rivers with one more river crossing through its center. This makes the scenery incredibly lush and green and gives residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. State parks and conservation areas provide further recreation for those who love hiking, fishing, and exploring waterways.
The area is incredibly rich with history, and several historical points of interest can be visited throughout the state. Possibly one of the most intriguing is the Marion Cemetery which holds the unmarked graves of nearly 70 slaves from nearby plantations that were active in the 1800s.
For those who wish to have the best of both worlds, Hamilton County is located near many of Florida’s major cities, and the commute to and from these locations is easy. While close to these cities, the county feels miles away and a peaceful sort of seclusion awaits those who visit or choose to live within its borders. Indeed once you visit the hidden gem that is Hamilton County, it is likely that you won’t want to leave!