Lafayette County, Florida

Lafayette County is a county located in the north-central portion of the state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,870, making it the second-least populous county in Florida. The county seat is Mayo. Established in 1836, Lafayette County was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, the Frenchman who had heroically befriended the new American Republic. Lafayette Blue Springs State Park, home to the first magnitude Lafayette Blue Springs, serves as the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail headquarters. The county has two excellent on-road bicycle trails.  There is the 21-mile Mayo to R.O. Ranch out-and-back along State Road 51.  In addition, there is the 24-mile Mayo Loop, which connects Mayo to Convict Springs and nearby Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park.

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