Calhoun County, Florida

Calhoun County

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.

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

Areas bordering to Calhoun County are Jackson County (north), Gadsden County (northeast), Liberty County (east), Gulf County (south), Bay County (west).

Incorporated Cities and Towns located in Calhoun County include Blountstown, Altha.

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 Application to mail.

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 Application to mail.

Calhoun County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found 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. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Calhoun Co. Historical Events (published in 1944):

  • This county had the first steam railroad in Florida.
  • It originally included what is now Gulf County, consequently it included the great boom town of the eighteen-thirties-St. Joseph. It contains the famous "Dead Lakes."
  • In 1838 Indians were removed from reservations on the Apalachicola River.
  • The name Blountstown honors one of the chiefs, John Blount, who possessed a reservation on the river.

Calhoun County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Calhoun County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Calhoun County Courthouse and Government Records


Calhoun County Courthouse

Researchers often fail to notice the importance of Calhoun County court, probate, and land documents as a source of family history and genealogy information and facts. Hidden away in Florida courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and worries of the many Florida residents.


Old Calhoun County Courthouse

The chances are great that your chosen ancestors have left a detailed record of at least a number of factors of their lives in the Calhoun County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The below facts shows what death, marriage, birth, land, wills, and legal records are usually in Calhoun County. The dates stated listed below are considered the first noted records in this county. Record Loss, unknown causes

Make sure you call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other details before visiting or inquiring about information because of in some cases changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A lot of employees will assist individuals in obtaining the materials, but it is up to the person to undertake the researching.
  • 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.
  • 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 Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant 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. Feel free to submit your own preferred Calhoun County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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Calhoun Co. FL Church & Bible Records

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