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Brevard County, Florida Facts

Brevard County

When was Brevard County, FL Created?
Brevard County was created on January 6, 1844 from Mosquito County (originally named Formerly St. Lucie County until January 6, 1855). This county was named for Theodore Washington Brevard, early settler and later state comptroller from 1853 to 1861.

What is the County Seat of Brevard County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Titusville also, the county government website is www.brevardcounty.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Brevards County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Volusia County (north), Indian River County (south), Osceola County (southwest), Orange County (west), Seminole County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Brevard County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Titusville, West Melbourne Grant-Valkaria, Indialantic, Malabar, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores.


Brevard County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Brevard County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Brevard County vital records can be found at the Florida Office of Vital Records which has copies of Birth & Deaths reported 1917 to present and Divorce & Marriages since June 6, 1927. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Florida for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Brevard County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Florida Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Brevard County Health Department has copies of Birth & Death certificates. Also has computer access from 1917 to present for birth records for the entire state as well as births that occurred in this county.


Brevard County, FL Census Records

What Brevard County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Brevard County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Brevard Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Brevard Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Brevard Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

There are Florida State censuses from 1867, 1875, 1885, 1935, 1945. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Florida Census Records Research Guide


Brevard County, FL Courthouse and Government Records


Brevard County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Brevard County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Brevard County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Florida Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Brevard County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 999, Titusville, FL 32781-0999 or 400 South Street, Titusville, FL 32780
  • Brevard County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk is custodian of all records of all predecessor courts, whether justice of the peace, city, county, probate, civil, or criminal.
    • Phone: (321) 637-2017
    • Marriage Records: 1868
    • Land Records: 1871
    • Probate Records: 1877 
    • Court Records: 1879
  • Brevard County Tax Collector collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.
  • Florida Land Records
  • BLM Land Records

Brevard County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Brevard County, FL?
A list of Brevard County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Florida Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Brevard County, FL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Brevard County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Brevard County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is just a directory which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Brevard Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Brevard Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Brevard Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Brevard Co. FL General and History Websites

Brevard Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Brevard Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Brevard Co. FL Military Records

Brevard Co. FL Schools & Directories

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