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See it. Do it. Love it.

Welcome to
Jefferson County and Monticello, Florida

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Stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the State of Georgia, Jefferson County is called Florida’s Keystone County. Jefferson County is located between two large and exciting communities: Tallahassee, Florida and Thomasville, Georgia. Accessible by the Florida-Georgia Parkway, Interstate 10 and other major roads, Jefferson County is a small, quiet and relaxing community.

Our pre-history is also preserved in our archeological sites. Our ecological offerings are majestic. Pristine rivers and streams, hunting and fishing preserves, vast woodlands and plantations offer a spectacular and unique identity to Jefferson County. Canoeing, kayaking, bird-watching and horseback riding are popular pastimes.

Jefferson County is one of the only counties remaining in Florida with NO stoplights. At the same time, exciting activities play an important community role. The Watermelon Festival is in its 66th year – running strong. The historic Monticello Opera House hosts a yearlong parade of plays and musical events in the 1890 theater.

Jefferson County is served by charming bed and breakfast inns, country cabins and more modern hotels and motels. Camping sites and RV parks are also available. Numerous restaurants with the “hometown atmosphere” are ready to serve.

Jefferson County welcomes you in a special “southern” way. Come visit us. Relax, prop your feet up and sit a spell.

Local Diner: The Brick House Eatery

August 10, 2019

Storefront of local diner, The Brick House Eatery

Just about every small town in America has one. The local diner. The unofficial town gathering spot. Go there for breakfast on any given day and you’ll find a mini-Who’s Who of the town: the Mayor, the police chief, the editor of the local paper, maybe the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. And … Read More

Antique Shopping Day Trips from Tallahassee

August 1, 2019

Antiques Etc provides classic old town Main Street storefront

Antiques, Etc for Passionate Antique Hunters Monticello, Florida is a great shopping destination for local residents and tourists alike. For antiques especially, this small town has more to offer than meets the eye. Antiques, Etc. is a perfect example. This local business is a one-stop-shop for anyone with a passion for antiques, handmade and repurposed … Read More

The Lazy Lizard Pizza Company

July 25, 2019

Storefront and patio of The Lazy Lizard Pizza Company, a Monticello sports bar

Looking for a good sports bar? Monticello has you covered. Check out The Lazy Lizard Pizza Company, 168 East Dogwood Street in downtown Monticello. Join the crowd on Saturdays for FSU football game days or when the Seminoles are playing in major sports events, like the College World Series. Be sure to wear your Seminoles … Read More