Dixie County

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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:  401 North Cedar Street / East King 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.  The building was renovated in 1999 to 2003. The architect was Paul Stressing and Associates and the contractor was DeYoung and Dickey.


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 designed by S J Welch and built in 1924. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1964 to 1965.




County courthouse – Cross City
















Photos taken 2009