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  • Alachua County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 2, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of St. Johns and Duval Counties.
    Established:  29-Dec-1824
    County Seat:  Gainesville, Florida   (Newnansville until 1854)

    County history - Alachua County:  name is derived from the name of a chasm located northwest of Gainesville (the first area occupied by the immigrant Ocon!"es, Lieutenant Diego Pe a, "The 21st day I left the said site" (adjacent to the Itchtuckn!"e River) "and camped at a place they call Aquilachua".

    Alachua Courthouse
    GHLL Alachua County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Alachua County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Alachua County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Alachua County Genealogical Society / Gainesville, FL)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Micanopy Historical Society and Museum / Micanopy, FL)
    7. US/FLGenWeb site - Alachua County Archives
    8. US/FLGenWeb - Alachua County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Alachua Public Health Department, 224 SE 24th St., Gainesville, FL 32641.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Bradford County (north), Union County (north), Putnam County (east),
             Marion County (southeast), Levy County (southwest), Gilchrist County
             (west), Columbia County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1830 Census (I) and (T) - 3 files (one for notes and two Text files)
        1840 Census (T) - (Text 1 page).
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - 3 files (two for text and a "Slave" folder containing 2 Text files)
        1860 Census (I) & (T) - 3 files (I) and 4 files (T)
        1900 Census (T) - Alachua County 1900 Census, ED 4, Trenton & Yular (Text pages).

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  • Baker County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 18, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of New River County.
    Established:  08-Feb-1861
    County Seat:  Macclenny, Florida

    County history - Baker County is named in honor of James McNair Baker (July 20, 1821 - June 20, 1892), who was a lawyer, a politician, a judge in the fourth judicial district and Senator from Florida in the Confederate Congress during the American Civil War.

    Baker Courthouse
    GHLL Baker County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Baker County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Baker County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Baker County Genealogical Society (blog) / Macclenny, FL)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Baker County Historical Society / Macclenny, FL)
    7. US/FLGenWeb site - Baker County Archives
    8. US/FLGenWeb - Baker County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Baker County Health Department, 480 West Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Charlton County, Georgia (north), Ware County, Georgia (north), Nassau
                County
    (northeast), Duval County (east), Clay County (southeast), Union
                County
    (south), Bradford County (south), Columbia County (west), Clinch
             County, Georgia (northwest).

        1850 Mortality Schedule - Baker County

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (T) - Federal Census, Baker County (Text: 1 page).

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  • Bay County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 24, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Calhoun and Washington Counties.
    Established:  24-Apr-1913
    County Seat:  Panama City, Florida

    County history - Bay County is named for St. Andrew's Bay, the central geographic feature of the county.

    Bay Courthouse
    GHLL Bay County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Bay County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bay County Genealogical Society / Panama City, FL)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Society of Bay County / Panama City, FL)
    7. US/FLGenWeb site - Bay County Archives
    8. US/FLGenWeb - Bay County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Bay County (Local Records)  |  Panama City, FL (County Seat Records).
               Note:  Added comments here.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Washington County (north), Jackson County (northeast), Calhoun County
             (east), Gulf County (southeast), Walton County (west).

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  • Brevard County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 15, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Mosquito & St. Lucie Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1855
    County Seats:  Titusville, Florida and
                               Viera, Florida


    County history - Brevard County is named in honor of Thomas Washington Brevard, state comptroller from 1853 to 1861.
             Brevard County has more than one county courthouse and sheriff's office because of its elongated north-south county lines. Hence, government services are not centralized in one location, as they are in many American counties.



    Titusville Courthouse



    Viera Courthouse
    GHLL Brevard County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Brevard County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Brevard County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society / Orlando, FL)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brevard Genealogical Society / Cocoa, FL)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Society of South Brevard / Melbourne, FL)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando / Waitland, FL)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Museums of Brevard / multiple listings for multiple townships, FL)
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (North Brevard Historical Society Museum / Titusville, FL)
    11. US/FLGenWeb site - Brevard County Archives
    12. US/FLGenWeb - Brevard County Genealogy & History
    13. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Brevard County (Local Records)  |  Titusville, FL (County Seat Records) and Viera, FL (no listing)
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Volusia County (north), Indian River County (south), Osceola County
                (southwest), Orange County (west), Seminole County (northwest).

        PLEASE NOTE:  Portions of the city of Orlando, Florida also lie within
             Orange county.


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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Kingfisher County Oklahoma.
    Census Information Brevard County):
  • 1860 Census

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  • Broward County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 3, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County.
    Established:  30-Apr-1915
    County Seat:  Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    County history - Broward County is named in honor of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (April 19, 1857 - October 1, 1910) was the 19th Governor of the U.S. state of Florida from January 3, 1905 to January 5, 1909. He also served as the sheriff of Duval County, Florida, and in the Florida House of Representatives.

    Broward Courthouse
    GHLL Broward County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Broward County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. American History & Genealogy Project - Broward County AHGP and / or ALHN
    3. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    4. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    5. Genealogy Forum - Broward County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Society of Broward County / Fort Lauderdale, FL)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fort Lauderdale History Center / Broward County Historical Society / Fort Lauderdale, FL)
    8. US/FLGenWeb site - Broward County Archives
    9. US/FLGenWeb - Broward County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Dept. of Health Office of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 210, 1217 Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Palm Beach County (north), Miami-Dade County (south), Collier County
             (west), Hendry County (northwest).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).

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  • Charlotte County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of DeSoto County.
    Established:  03-Apr-1921
    County Seat:  Punta Gorda, Florida

    County history - Charlotte County is possibly a corruption of the name of the Calusa, a group of Native Americans from the area.

    Charlotte Courthouse
    GHLL Charlotte County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Charlotte County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Charlotte County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Charlotte County Genealogical Society / Port Charlotte, FL)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Charlotte County Historical Center Society / Port Charlotte, FL)
    7. US/FLGenWeb site - Charlotte County Archives
    8. US/FLGenWeb - Charlotte County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Charlotte County Clerk, Office of Vital Statistics, 514 East Grace Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Sarasota County (northwest), DeSoto County (north), Highlands County
             (northeast corner), Glades County (east), Hendry County (southeast
             corner), Lee County (south).

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  • Citrus County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hernando County.
    Established:  02-Jun-1887
    County Seat:  Inverness, Florida

    County history - Citrus County is named for the county's citrus trees.

    Citrus Courthouse
    GHLL Citrus County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Citrus County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Citrus County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Citrus County Genealogy Society / Citrus Springs, FL)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Citrus Springs Genealogy Society Newsletter, "Citrus Tree" / Citrus Springs, FL)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Citrus County Historical Society / Inverness, FL)
    8. US/FLGenWeb site - Citrus County Archives
    9. US/FLGenWeb - Citrus County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Citrus County Health Department, Attn: Vital Statistics, 3700 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, FL 34461.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Levy County (northwest), Marion County (northeast), Sumter County (east),
             Hernando County (south).

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  • Collier County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 3, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Lee and Monroe Counties.
    Established:  08-May-1923
    County Seat:  Naples, Florida

    County history - Collier County is named in honor of Barron Collier (1873 1939), an advertising entrepreneur who developed much of the land in southern Florida.

    Collier Courthouse
    GHLL Collier County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Collier County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Collier County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogy Society of Collier County / Naples, FL)
    6. US/FLGenWeb site - Collier County Archives
    7. US/FLGenWeb - Collier County Genealogy & History
    8. Collier County Vital Records - Collier County Health Department, P.O. Box 429, Naples, FL 34106.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hendry County (north), Broward County (east), Miami-Dade County
             (southeast), Monroe County (south), Lee County (northwest).

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  • Columbia County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 18, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of St. Johns County.
    Established:  04-Feb-1832
    County Seat:  Lake City, Florida

    County history - Columbia County:  There are conflicting thoughts about the county name of Columbia; [1] Columbia is a historical and poetic name used for the United States of America and is also the name of its female personification. It has inspired the names of many persons, places, objects, institutions, and companies; such as the District of Columbia, the site of the national capital; and Columbia University. Columbia was largely displaced as the female symbol of the U.S. by the Statue of Liberty circa 1920. [2] Columbia County was named in the honor of Christopher Columbus.


    Columbia Courthouse
    GHLL Columbia County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Columbia County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lake City-Columbia County Historical Museum / Lake City, FL)
    6. US/FLGenWeb site - Columbia County Archives
    7. US/FLGenWeb - Columbia County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Columbia County Health Department, 217 Northeast Franklin Street, Lake City, Florida 32055.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Echols County, Georgia (north), Clinch County, Georgia (northeast), Baker
                County
    (east), Union County (southeast), Alachua County south), Gilchrist
                County
    (southwest), Suwannee County (west), Hamilton County
             (northwest).
               Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Columbia County (Index: 5 pages / Text: 8 pages).

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  • DeSoto County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Manatee County.
    Established:  19-May-1887
    County Seat:  Arcadia, Florida

    County history - DeSoto County is named in honor of Hernando de Soto (c. 1496/1497 1542), a Spanish explorer and conquistador.

    DeSoto Courthouse
    GHLL DeSoto County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - DeSoto County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - DeSoto County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (DeSoto County Historical Society / Arcadia, FL)
    6. US/FLGenWeb site - DeSoto County Archives
    7. US/FLGenWeb - DeSoto County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - DeSoto County Health Department, 34 South Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hardee County (north), Highlands County (east), Glades County
             (southeast), Charlotte County (south), Sarasota County (west), Manatee
                County
    (northwest).

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  • Duval County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of St. Johns County.
    Established:  12-Aug-1822
    County Seat:  Jacksonville, Florida

    County history - Duval County is named in honor of William Pope Duval (1784 1854), the first governor of the Florida Territory.

    Duval Courthouse
    GHLL Duval County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Duval County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Duval County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jacksonville Historical Society / Jacksonville, FL)
    6. US/FLGenWeb site - Duval County Archives
    7. US/FLGenWeb - Duval County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Duval County Health Department, Office of Vital Statistics, 900 University Boulevard, North, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32206.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Nassau County (north), Saint Johns County (southeast), Clay County
             (southwest), Baker County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Duval County Federal Census (Index, Text and Slave)

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  • Escambia County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 9, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [an original county].
    Established:  21-Jul-1821
    County Seat:  Pensacola, Florida

    County history - Escambia County was named for the Escambia River. The name "Escambia" may be derived from the Creek name "Shambia", meaning "clearwater", or the Choctaw word for "cane-brake" or "reed-brake".

    Escambia Courthouse
    GHLL County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Escambia County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Escambia County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (West Florida Genealogical Society / Pensacola, FL)
          Escambia County Historical Society
          223 South Palafox Place
          Pensacola, FL 32501-5845

    6. US/FLGenWeb site - Escambia County Archives
    7. US/FLGenWeb - Escambia County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Escambia County Health Department, 1295 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL 32501.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Escambia County, Alabama (north - this is one of the very few instances in
             the United States where two counties with the same name, but located in
             adjoining states, share a border), Santa Rosa County (east), Baldwin
                County, Alabama
    (west).

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    Census Information:
        1900 Census (T) - Federal Census, Escambia County, ED-25 (Text: 3 pages).

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