Date in History:
Gilchrist County, Florida’s 67th, youngest and smallest county was created on this date. The county was named after Florida’s 20th Governor, Albert W. Gilchrist who served from 1909 – 1913. It is considered a rural county with less than 17,000 residents. The county seat is Trenton. Other large towns include Bell and Fanning Springs, which it shares with Levy County.