Levy County

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Levy County is named for David Levy Yulee, who was a United States Senator from Florida.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Gilchrist County and Alachua County

E – Marion County

S – Citrus County and Gulf of Mexico

W – Gulf of Mexico and Dixie County

 

Created:  March 10, 1845                       Map of Florida highlighting Levy County

County Seat:

Newnansville ( Alachua )  1845 – 1858

Levyville                            1858 – 1870

Bronson                            1870 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bronson

 

Location:  335 South Court Street / Gardner Street

Built:  1937 – 1938

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Henry L Taylor

Contractor:  O R Woodcock

 

Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Bronson. The west section of the building has a small white colored cupola with weather vane on the roof. The building contains material from the 1906 courthouse. In the center is a one story section which joins the new addition constructed in 1963 on the east side.

 

Note:  The second courthouse was moved to Chiefland in 1870 and is the Masonic Lodge #51.

 

History:  The first court met at the home of Mary V Andrew in Mount Pleasant ( Sodom ) in 1845. The first courthouse was built in 1852 to 1855 and during the construction, the court met at the home of Moses Cason. In 1858, the county seat was moved to Levyville and the second courthouse was built by S V Highsmith at a cost of $1861. The courthouse was completed in 1867 due to the Civil War. The county seat was moved to Bronson in 1870. The third courthouse was built by W A Jones in 1869 to 1970 at a cost of $2200 in Bronson. In 1906, the fourth courthouse was designed by Montgomery Architects Company and constructed by Wagener & Dobson. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1937 to 1938 at a cost of $58,717.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Bronson

 

 

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Photos taken 2009