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Coby Fincher
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This District covers Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and Lafayette Counties comprise the Gainesville District. Some forty-six troopers patrol these counties that include Interstate 75. Gainesville and Cross City have FHP Stations. The Gainesville office is a full service office for Alachua County. A driver's license issuing office is located close to the Gainesville FHP Station. The Cross City office sells crash reports for Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and Lafayette counties. Troopers in the Gainesville District are responsible for patrolling 649 miles of state and federal designated highways. There is also 1,573 miles of paved county roads in this district.
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One point of interest is The University of Florida, located in Gainesville, Alachua County. The University has a student enrollment of some 40,000 and employees some 14,000 personnel. The University of Florida is the state's oldest, largest and most comprehensive university. It is also the seventh largest university in the nation. The university has a 2,000-acre campus and 875 buildings including 158 with classrooms and laboratories. The northeast corner of the campus is listed as a Historical District in the National Register of Historical Places. The 22 resident halls have a total capacity of more than 6,000 students. Outstanding campus facilities include the Florida Museum of Natural History, Center for the Performing Arts, Harn Museum of Art, University Art Gallery, Brain Institute, intensive-care hyperbaric chamber, microkelvin facility, 100-kilowatt research reactor, world-class bell carillon, 99-rank Anderson Memorial pipe organ, and a public television, a public radio and two commercial radio stations. The Florida Gators football team claimed the national title in 1996 and other Florida athletic programs have claimed at least one national team title in 11 of the past 16 years.


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