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Lafayette County lies southeast of Tallahassee in Florida. Its eastern border is formed by the Suwannee River. The population was just 8,870 as of the 2010 census, making it the second least populated county in the state. The total area is 548 square miles. Lafayette County was created in 1856 from part of Madison County. In 1921, it reached its current size when Dixie county was taken from the southern portion of it. It was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, a French general who assisted the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
The economy relies heavily on agriculture, particularly dairy farming. Other important economic components are logging, beef production, and vegetable farming. Over 17% of the residents are below the poverty level.
The first county seat was New Troy; however, the courthouse burned down in 1892, and the town disappeared over the next 25 years. The houses were torn down for bricks and lumber to be used elsewhere. The fields grew up in timber, and finally the ferry shut down. Shortly after the courthouse was destroyed, the town of Mayo became the county seat, and it remains the only incorporated area of the county.
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office runs a detention center at 231 NW Monroe Avenue, Mayo, Florida 32066. The mailing address is P.O. Box 227. This small facility houses an average of about 18 inmates. To request information about an inmate or the visitation schedule, call the facility at 386-294-4381.
The Mayo Correctional Institution Annex, run by the Florida Department of Corrections, is located at 8784 US Highway 27 West, Mayo, Florida 32066. Opened in 1984, the facility houses adult male inmates in close, medium, minimum, and work release custody. The Annex has beds for 1,345 prisoners. Prisoners are provided academic programs in adult basic education, GED, and literacy. Vocational programs at this facility include consumer electronic repair and computer support services. To inquire about visitation schedules or a specific inmate, call the Annex at 386-294-4500.
Lafayette County Jail Address: CLARK AND CRAWFORD MAYO FL 32066