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Dixie County

Dixie County is named for the common nickname for the Southern United States.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Lafayette County

E – Gilchrist County and Levy County

S – Levy County

W – Gulf of Mexico and Taylor County

 

Created:  April 25, 1921                         Map of Florida highlighting Dixie County

County Seat:

Old Town    1921 – 1922

Cross City  1922 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cross City 

 

Location:  214 Northeast Highway 531 / NE 210th Avenue

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Harry Burns and Associates of Jacksonville

Contractor:  Tassinari Construction Company of Gainesville

 

Description: The building faces west and is a one story white colored brick, wood and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Cross City. The west front has a long porch supported by seven thin pillars. There is an entrance on the south and north sides of the west front. The roof is low and wide. In the center of interior is the County Circuit Court courtroom. The building houses the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit and County Court. The building was remodeled in 1998. The architect was Paul Stressing & Associates and the contractor was DeYoung and Dickey. To the east is the two story red colored brick Old County Jail on the northeast corner of NE 144th Street and NE 203rd Avenue.

 

 

See:  The 3rd Judicial Circuit includes Columbia CountyHamilton County, Lafayette CountyMadison County, Suwannee County and Taylor County.

 

See:  The county is located in the First Judicial District of the Court of Appeal – First Judicial District located in Tallahassee.

 

History:  The county was created in 1921 and Old Town was designated as the county seat. The county seat was moved to Cross City in 1922. The first courthouse was a two story structure designed by S J Welch and built in 1924. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1964 to 1965.

 

 

County Courthouse – Cross City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Circuit Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Jail – Cross City

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2009 and 2023