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Business Infrastructure of
Jefferson County Florida

Jefferson County is in the northern part of the Florida Peninsula. The region known as the "Big Bend" for the arc of Gulf of Mexico shoreline where the panhandle meets the peninsula.

It is bordered to the north by Georgia; on the west by Leon and Wakulla Counties; on the east by Taylor and Madison Counties; and to the south by the Gulf of Mexico.

The county covers 392,365 acres, or 611 square miles. It is about 39 miles from north to south and about 24 miles wide at the widest point. There are about six miles of coastline.


Map of Florida and Georgia main transportation routes

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Readily accessible to several regional transportation networks with interstates, airports, seaports, major metropolitan areas, colleges and universities.

Jefferson County is exploring ways to turn rail lines into additional assets for economic development.


The primary water source in Jefferson County, as in all of north Florida, is the Floridan Aquifer. From this source, the City of Monticello supplies water service to all of the city's population and some adjacent areas, with private wells providing the remainder.

Recently, water service been extended to the US 19 / I-10 interchange five miles to the south.

Currently, exess capacity within 5 miles of Monticello, from a state of the art water plant is available. The city also separates and provides gray water for agricultural needs.


aerial view of Monticello's new wastewater treatment plant

The City of Monticello also provides sanitary sewer collection and treatment service within the city limits and 2 1/2 miles north to 5 miles south on US 19.

There is currently excess sewer capacity, as well.

Jefferson County Recycles

To meet the mandate and to reduce the cost of landfill operations, Jefferson County recycles. Aluminum, newspaper, cardboard, HDPE plastic, glass and steel (tin) cans are collected at "dumpster" sites throughout the county, and through curbside pick up in Monticello.


The county's electrical power is provided by two companies, Duke Energy and Tri-County Electric Cooperative. Electrical utility rates are among the lowest in Florida.

Four fuel oil and three LP gas distributors serve the county's other energy needs.

Jefferson County is exploring ways to turn an adjacent gas line into additional assets for economic development.

Tri-County Electric Cooperative

Duke Energy


Affordable high speed Internet access is readily available in Jefferson County through CenturyLink.