Gilchrist County, Florida

county in Florida, United States

Gilchrist County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. It was formed on December 4, 1925. As of 2020, 17,864 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Trenton.

Gilchrist County
Gilchrist County Courthouse
Gilchrist County Courthouse
Map of Florida highlighting Gilchrist County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 29°44′N 82°48′W / 29.73°N 82.8°W / 29.73; -82.8
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedDecember 4, 1925
Named forAlbert W. Gilchrist
Largest cityTrenton
 • Total355 sq mi (920 km2)
 • Land350 sq mi (900 km2)
 • Water5.6 sq mi (15 km2)  1.6%
 • Total17,864
 • Density48/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Gilchrist County, Florida". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 10, 2023.