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Old Town is an unincorporated community in Dixie County, Florida, United States, located at US 19–ALT 27-98 and State Road 349.

Geography

Old Town is located at 29°36′04″N 82°58′55″W / 29.6011°N 82.9819°W / 29.6011; -82.9819Coordinates: 29°36′04″N 82°58′55″W / 29.6011°N 82.9819°W / 29.6011; -82.9819 (29.6011, -82.9819), about 40 miles southwest of Gainesville and 12 miles northwest of Chiefland.

Historic places

Historic places in Old Town include:

  • City of Hawkinsville, a shipwreck in the Suwannee River, near the Nature Coast Trail State Park
  • Old Town Methodist Church built in 1890, located behind the 1983 church building.
  • Old Town Elementary School, now the Dixie County Cultural Center

Education

Residents are served by Dixie District Schools. Old Town Elementary School is located in Old Town. Old Town is also served by secondary schools in Cross City: Ruth Rains Middle School, and Dixie County High School.

Notable residents

Guy Gabaldon, World War II Marine who had convinced some 1,300 Japanese soldiers to surrender on Saipan and Tinian islands.

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