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Gainesville
Alachua County, Florida

ZipCodes
32601, 32603, 32605, 32606, 32607, 32608, 32609, 32611

Motto
Hogtown



Page Contents for Gainesville, Florida

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Gainesville is approximately 96,466 (2001), 124354 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 34,608 (1990), 51029 (2010).
The amount of land area in Gainesville is 90.284 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Gainesville is 45.52 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.581 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gainesville to Washington DC is 711 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 130 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gainesville is positioned 29.67 degrees north of the equator and 82.33 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Gainesville elevation is 170 feet above sea level.
Gainesville median income is $ 27,360.
Gainesville average annual rainfall is 35 inches per year
Gainesville average temperature is 70 degrees F.

Location

in north-central Florida, north of Ocala.

Here is a map page for Gainesville.
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Climate


mild with warm summers and mild winters. There is a 255 day growing season.
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Weather


moderate. Freezing temperatures are rare here where there is a 255 day long growing season. Even though summer days are warm, you can count on cool evenings because of the breezes from the Gulf of Mexico. During the winter, the temperature can dip down into the 30's, but in general the winters are mild and dry.
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History & History Related Items

Named for a Seminole War hero, Edmund Gaines, Gainesville was founded in 1854. The area was mainly known for its citrus fruit until a series of freezes in the late 1800's halted the industry. When the University of Florida was established in Gainesville in 1906, the area took a new turn and began to develop.

Here is a good history page from the City of Gainesville.
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The founding of Gainesville

1854


Attractions

Landmarks and historical sites in the area

Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site
Millhopper Road
Phone: 352-955-2008
See this giant sinkhole (120 feet deep and 500 feet across) which sunk in about 10,000 years ago. A walking path goes around the hole while wooden stairs descent into it.

Florida Museum of Natural History
Fred Bear Rd. at Archer Rd.
Gainesville, FL
Phone: 352-376-2411
See exhibits as well as archery and bowhunting items. See many species of animals specimens.

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
4700 S.W. 58th Dr.
Gainesville, Florida
Phone: 352-372-4981
Follow a paved walkway through various gardens, also see a water lily pond and a fern grotto. Demonstrations are held often.

Harn Museum of Art
S.W. 34th Street and Hull Road
Gainesville, FL
Phone: (352) 392-9826
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Gainesville City Government

City of Gainesville
P.O. Box 490
Gainesville, FL 32602-0490

City Hall
200 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 334-5000

Gainesville Chamber

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1187
300 East University Avenue, Suite 100
Phone: 352-334-7100
Fax: 352-334-7141

Gainesville Organizations

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1187
300 East University Avenue, Suite 100
Phone: 352-334-7100
Fax: 352-334-7141

Gainesville Schools

University of Florida
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352) 392-3261 Gainesville

Miscellany

The population of Gainesville was:
1990 - 84,770
1999 - 92,291
2001 - 96,466
2002 - 110,000 (estimate)

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