About Us

Hamilton County is Florida’s 15th county, established on December 26, 1827, by a sergeant from Escambia County who named it after Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of Treasury. Located in the north central portion of the state, Hamilton County is often called “a peninsula within a peninsula,” as its northern border is Georgia, and it is separated from the rest of the state by the Withlacoochee River to the west and the Suwannee River to the east and south. Located in the middle of the county is the Alapaha River, called the “river of sand” because it disappears underground during certain parts of the year leaving a dry, sandy riverbed.

To find Hamilton County, find your way to US 41 or US 129. If you do not see much at first, keep looking. Once you adjust your vision and your pace, you will find several destinations that will help you fill up a day or two, or more.

If you are looking for a place that has a full heart, beautiful landscape, hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, hunting, camping and a little bit of history, this just might be the place for you.



As you navigate the site, look for the “Features” box at the top of the pages. This gives you an idea of what activities/amenities are available within the parks and around the county. Have fun!