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Alachua County, Florida

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Alachua County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Alachua County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded February 29, 1824
Seat Gainesville
Largest City Gainesville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

969 sq mi (2,510 km²)
875 sq mi (2,266 km²)
94 sq mi (243 km²), 9.7%
 - (2016)
 - Density

301/sq mi (116/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Named for: Alachua (Timucuan word for "sinkhole")
County flag Flag of Alachua County, Florida
County logo Logo of Alachua County, Florida

Alachua County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on February 29, 1824. As of 2000, the population is 217,955. Alachua County's seat is Gainesville.

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