Gainesville Essential Info

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Gainesville is in Alachua County, North Central Florida. It is home to the University of Florida, and Santa Fe College.

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  1. Better known as ‘The Swamp,” the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, is home to the Florida Gators and is the largest in the state.
  2. Devil’s Millhopper, a 120-foot bowl-shaped cavity in the earth leading to a miniature rain forest and a National Natural Landmark, is located in Gainesville.
  3. Gatorade was created in Gainesville in 1965 by a group of researchers, trying to create a new beverage to keep the Gator football team hydrated during the hot games
  4. The Phoenix family, famous for their movie acting and musical offspring, River, Rain, Joaquin, Liberty and Summer, lived in Micanopy, a small suburb of Gainesville.
  5. Tim Tebow, a American football quarterback and winner of the Heisman Trophy in 2007, played college football for the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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