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The Area

Discover Monticello, located in the heart of "the Olde Florida"...

Monticello is located in Jefferson County, the heart of "the Olde Florida", one of rolling hills and stately, moss-draped oaks. Situated mid-way between Jacksonville and Pensacola, and known as the "Keystone County", it is the only county that extends from Georgia on the north to the Gulf of mexico on the South.

We enjoy a full array of temperate seasons, perfect for exploring the thousands of wooded acres and gently rolling hills with ponds and lakes of all sizes that liberally dot the landscape. The three major rivers, the Wacissa, Aucilla, and St. Marks, run through miles of virtually untouched forests and marshlands and provide excellent opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Nearby plantations offer hunting facilities and an array of outdoor experiences. The Jefferson County Kennel Club offers greyhound racing, a poker room, and fine dining. Our small community also boasts a county club with a pool, tennis courts, and a golf course for added year round enjoyment.

Monticello, with a population of 3,500 residents, is Jefferson County's seat of government. Located just 23 miles from Tallahassee, the state capital, Monticello is the perfect example of a walkable community. The town offers stately 19th century homes, bed and breakfast inns, antique shops, an Opera House (circa 1890), an art gallery, easy access to government offices, and several restaurants situated around a unique "roundabout" showcasing the Jefferson County Courthouse (circa 1909) in the town center. Many of these sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These structures represent some of the best architectural styles of the 1800's, and most are still in use today.

Our town is considered "the Most Haunted Small Town in America" complete with ghost tours and documented photo sightings. Plan to stay a while becasue there's something for every family member in this quaint, picturesque, yet progressive town.

Jefferson Count Courthouse

(circa 1909)

Monticello Opera House

(circa 1890)