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Calhoun County, Florida Facts

Calhoun County

When was Calhoun County, FL Created?
Calhoun County was created on January 26, 1838 from Franklin County, Jackson County and Washington County. This county was named for John C. Calhoun (1782–1850) leading Southern politician from South Carolina.

What is the County Seat of Calhoun County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Blountstown also, the county government website is www.uflib.ufl.edu/fefdl/counties/calhoun.html.

What counties are adjacent to Calhouns County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Jackson County (north), Gadsden County (northeast), Liberty County (east), Gulf County (south), Bay County (west).

What cities and towns are in Calhoun County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Blountstown, Altha.


Calhoun County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Calhoun County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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.

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Calhoun County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Calhoun County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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.


Calhoun County, FL Census Records

What Calhoun County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Calhoun County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840 (as Florida Territory), 1850, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Calhoun Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Calhoun Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Calhoun 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


Calhoun County, FL Courthouse and Government Records


Calhoun County Courthouse

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


Old Calhoun County Courthouse
  • Calhoun County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 20859 Central Avenue E., Room 130, Blountstown, FL 32424
  • Calhoun 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: (850) 674-4545 
    • Marriage Records: 1862
    • Land Records: 1862
    • Probate Records: 1877
    • Court Records: ?
  • Calhoun 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

Calhoun County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Calhoun County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Calhoun 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.

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