Micanopy, named after Seminole Chief Micanopy (ca. 1780-1849), is the smallest inland town in Florida. The King of Spain included the land in a grant in 1817. Micanopy became the first American town in the new territory after Spain relinquished Florida in 1821 to the United States.
The town is located Alachua County close to the Marion county line and spans a little over 1 square mile. It has an estimated population of 641 with about 300 residences. The Old Florida heritage reminds you of another time. The center of town offers Gourmet coffee shops, cafes, antique shops, a museum, the library, as well as bed and breakfast (Herlong Mansion) are all located through the center of town.