From Gadsden to Dixie Counties
To trace the history of Dixie County, we must first look at the history of Madison County. Dixie County was created in 1921 when it was formed from Lafayette County. However, Lafayette County was formed from part of Madison County in 1856.
If we want to be thorough in tracing the creation of Dixie, Lafayette, and Madison Counties, we need to begin with the history of Florida itself. A good start is with the History of Florida compiled by the The Florida Department of State which manages our state's elections, corporations, historical and cultural resources and our libraries.
To get a perspective, check out the Florida Timelines.