Trenton Florida

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Trenton is the County seat of Gilchrist County, the youngest county in Florida State. The county in Northwest Florida is less than a hundred years old. Trenton is located approximately twenty-five miles west of Gainesville on SR 26 and the city is in the Gainesville metro area. The community was believed to be named for Trenton, TN.

Trenton is a growing city encompassing less than three square miles and is home to fewer than two thousand people. Twenty % of the population is of African American origin.

Gilchrist County is the last county in Florida chartered by the state legislature in 1925. The entire region is most scenic and unspoiled, something that is rare to encounter in Florida with the tourist boom. The residents of Trenton live in the midst of natural beauty of the region. A large number of thick natural woods, fresh water natural springs, ponds, and rivers, surround them. Life here is peaceful unlike that many cities, which are the county seat. It is a far cry from the rush and noise of contemporary life and is happy to be peaceful and tranquil. Old Timers like to think of the area as the Natural Florida, how Florida was meant to be.

Trenton houses the county court house and the correctional center. There are approximately a hundred inmates in the Lancaster Correctional Institute run by Florida Department of Corrections. The institution runs an extended day program that aims at

rehabilitation of the inmates by rewarding individual development within a structured learning environment. They believe in building self-esteem through the military model of discipline, order, and physical training. The program encourages self-improvement through education, religion, and counseling. Regular drill practice and group work instills teamwork

A system that instills respects, restraint, tolerance, pride, responsibility and faith there are three phases of the Extended Day Program and the entire program can last up to a year, depending on the behavior and response of the inmate. As the program progresses, in each phase they have more facilities and better jobs and may be selected as peer facilitators. Each transition is marked by a formal graduation

The city was rocked by a local scandal recently when the ex-pastor of St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church in Trenton pleaded guilty yesterday to stealing $140,000 from the parish and diocese. Another popular local church with the local congregation is the

Trenton Church of Christ. Ayers Health and Rehab Center is not for profit nursing home that provides excellent medical care for the residents of Trenton. Facilities include dialysis, intensive care and treatment of the chronically ill. Tri County Nursing home is another local medical facility.

Down Home Days is local annual fundraising event of the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce that is held in downtown Trenton. It features over a hundred and fifty arts and crafts booths from all over the county and over 8,000 visitors come every year. Music, entertainment, kids’ activities, food, and a variety of attractions entices members of the family!

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