Suwannee County Courthouse in Live Oak
    Cities & Towns:
  • Branford
  • Live Oak

Suwannee County is located in north central Florida. Suwannee County contains 688 square miles of land area and 4 square miles of water surface. There seems to be some debate as to whether Suwannee is from the Cherokee sawani (meaning "echo river") or a corruption of the Spanish San Juan (after St. Johns River). Either way, Suwannee County was formed on December 21, 1858 and the county seat is Live Oak. Suwannee County has the Suwannee River flowing along much of its southern, western and northern boundaries.

Interstate 10 crosses Suwannee County east/west.