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  • Flagler County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 24, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of St. Johns and Volusia Counties.
    Established:  28-Apr-1917
    County Seat:  Bunnell, Florida

    County history - Flagler County is named in honor of Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 - May 20, 1913) was an American tycoon, real estate promoter, railroad developer and partner of John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil. He was a key figure in the development of the eastern coast of Florida along the Atlantic Ocean and was founder of what became the Florida East Coast Railway. He is known as the father of Miami, Florida and also founded Palm Beach, Florida.

    Flagler Courthouse
    GHLL Flagler County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Flagler County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Flagler County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Society and Library of Flagler County / Palm Coast, FL)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Flagler Beach Historical Museum / Bunnell, FL)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Flagler County Historical Society and Museum / Bunnell, FL)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Florida Agricultural Museum / Palm Coast, FL)
    9. US/FLGenWeb site - Flagler County Archives
    10. US/FLGenWeb - Flagler County Genealogy & History
    11. Vital Records - Flagler County Health Department, Vital Statistics, 200 Dr. Carter Boulevard, Bunnell, FL 32110.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Saint Johns County (north), Volusia County (south), Atlantic Ocean
                Beaches
    (east), Putnam County (west).

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  • Gadsden County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 24, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Jackson County.
    Established:  24-Jun-1832
    County Seat:  Quincy, Florida

    County history - Gadsden County is named in honor of James Gadsden (1788 1858), American diplomat and namesake of the Gadsden Purchase.

    Gadsden Courthouse
    GHLL Gadsden County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Gadsden? County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Gadsden County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (West Gadsden Historical Society / Greensboro, FL)
    6. US/FLGenWeb site - Gadsden County Archives
    7. US/FLGenWeb - Gadsden County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Gadsden County Health Department, P.O. Box 1000, 278 LaSalle Leffall Dr., Quincy, FL 32353.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Decatur County, Georgia (north), Seminole County, Georgia (north), Grady
             County, Georgia (northeast), Leon County (east), Liberty County
             (southwest), Calhoun County (southwest), Jackson County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Gadsden County (Text: 8 pages).


  • Gulf County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Calhoun County.
    Established:  06-Jun-1925
    County Seat:  Port St Joe, Florida

    County history - Gulf County is named after the Gulf of Mexico.

    Gulf Courthouse
    GHLL Gulf County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Gulf County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Gulf County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Gulf County Genealogical Society / Port St. Joe, FL)
    6. US/FLGenWeb site - Gulf County Archives
    7. US/FLGenWeb - Gulf County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Gulf County Health Department, 2475 Garrison Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Calhoun County (north), Liberty County (northeast), Franklin County (east),
             Bay County (west).

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  • Hamilton County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 26, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Duval County.
    Established:  26-Dec-1827
    County Seat:  Jasper, Florida

    County history - Hamilton County is named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

    Hamilton Courthouse
    GHLL Hamilton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Hamilton County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hamilton County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hamilton County Historical Museum / Jasper, FL)
          Hamilton County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 1056
          Jasper, FL 35052

    6. US/FLGenWeb site - Hamilton County Archives
    7. US/FLGenWeb - Hamilton County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hamilton County Health Department, 209 SE Central Ave., Jasper, FL 32052.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Echols County, Georgia (north), Columbia County (east), Suwannee
             County (south), Madison County (west), Lowndes County, Georgia
             (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Hamilton County (Text: Slave folder; 3 pages & 4 county pages).
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Hamilton County (Index: 3 pages / Text: 6 pages).


  • Hernando County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hillsborough, Mosquito, and Alachua Counties, 24-Feb-1843.
    Established:  27-Feb-1843
    County Seat:  Brooksville , Florida

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

    Hernando Courthouse
    GHLL Hernando County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Hernando County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hernando County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (The Genealogy Society of Hernando County / Brooksville, FL)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (The Historical Society of Hernando County / Brooksville, FL)
    7. US/FLGenWeb site - Hernando County Archives
    8. US/FLGenWeb - Hernando County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Hernando County Health Department, 15470 Flight Path Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Citrus County (North), Sumter County (East), Pasco County (South).

        Hernando County - Hernando County History

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  • Hillsborough County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 9, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Alachua and Monroe Counties.
    Established:  25-Jan-1834
    County Seat:  Tampa, Florida

    County history - Hillsborough County is named in honor of Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire (1718 1793), former British Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1768-1772.

    Hillsborough Courthouse
    GHLL Hillsborough County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Hillsborough County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hillsborough County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (East Hillsborough Historical Society / Plant City, FL)
    6. US/FLGenWeb site - Hillsborough County Archives
    7. US/FLGenWeb - Hillsborough County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hillsborough County Health Department, Vital Statistics Office, 13601 North 22nd Street, Tampa, FL 33613.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Pasco County (north), Polk County (east), Hardee County (southeast
             corner), Manatee County (south), Pinellas County (west).

        Tampa-Hillsborough - Public Library System

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    Census Information:
        1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Hillsborough County, ED-61 (Text: 5 pages)


  • Indian River County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 8, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Saint Lucie County.
    Established:  30-May-1925
    County Seat:  Vero Beach, Florida

    County history - Indian River County is named for the Indian River Lagoon, which flows through the county.

    Indian River Courthouse
    GHLL Indian River County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Indian River County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Indian River County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Indian River County Historical Society / Vero Beach, FL)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Julian W. Lovenstein Florida History & Genealogy Dept., Main Library / Vero Beach, FL)
    7. US/FLGenWeb site - Indian River County Archives
    8. US/FLGenWeb - Indian River County Genealogy & History
    9. County Vital Records - Indian River County Health Department, 1900 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960-3365.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Brevard County (north), Saint Lucie County (south), Okeechobee County
             (southwest), Osceola County (west).

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  • Jackson County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 1, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Escambia County.
    Established:  12-Aug-1822
    County Seat:  Marianna, Florida

    County history - Jackson County is named in honor of Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767  June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837). Based in frontier Tennessee, Jackson was a politician and army general who defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans (1815) and the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (1814). A polarizing figure who dominated the Second Party System in the 1820s and 1830s, he destroyed the national bank and relocated most Indian tribes to the west. His enthusiastic followers created the modern Democratic Party, and the 1830-1850 period later became known as the era of Jacksonian democracy. Jackson was nicknamed "Old Hickory" because of his toughness and aggressive personality that produced numerous duels, some fatal.


    Jackson Courthouse
    GHLL Jackson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Jackson County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Jackson County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/FLGenWeb site - Jackson County Archives
    7. US/FLGenWeb - Jackson County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Jackson County Health Department, Post Office Box 310, 3045 Fourth Street, Marianna, FL 32447-0310.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Seminole County, Georgia (east), Gadsden County (southeast), Liberty
             County (southeast), Calhoun County (south), Washington County
             (southwest), Bay County (southwest), Holmes County (west), Geneva
             County, Alabama (northwest), Houston County, Alabama (north).

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    Census Information:
        1830 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Jackson County (Index: 1 folder; 1 page / Text: 3 pages).


  • Jefferson County, Florida —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 24, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Leon County.
    Established:  06-Jan-1827
    County Seat:  Monticello, Florida

    County history - Jefferson County is named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America, who served from 1801 to 1809.

    Jefferson Courthouse
    GHLL Jefferson 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 - Jefferson County, FL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Jefferson County Historical Association
          P.O. Box 496
          Monticello, Florida 32344

    5. US/FLGenWeb site - Jefferson County Archives
    6. US/FLGenWeb - Jefferson County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Jefferson County Health Department, 1255 W. Washington Street, Monticello, FL 32344.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Thomas County, Georgia (north), Brooks County, Georgia (northeast),
             Madison County (east), Taylor County (southeast), Wakulla County
             (southwest), Leon County (west).

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