Dixie County, Florida
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Dixie County

Dixie County was created on April 25, 1921 from Lafayette County. This county was named for Dixie, the common nickname for the Southern United States.

The Dixie County Seat is located in Cross City also, the county government website is dixie.fl.gov/.

Areas bordering to Dixie County are Taylor County (northwest), Lafayette County (north), Gilchrist County (east), Levy County (southeast)..

Incorporated Cities and Towns located in Dixie County include Cross City, Horseshoe Beach.

Dixie 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 Dixie 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.

Dixie 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 Dixie 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.

Dixie County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1930, 1940.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Dixie Co. Historical Events (published in 1944):

  • This section was visited by both Narvaez and DeSoto 1528.
  • Suwannee Old Town was one of the largest Indian towns in Florida j it was here that Andrew Jackson's men captured Am-brister, April 18, 1818, the English renegade who incited Indians against white settlers.
  • The region suffered during the Civil War and the reconstruction era but after 1876 peace and progress came again.
  • Dixie County is one of the best hunting sections of the state.

Dixie County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Dixie County Courthouse and Government Records


Dixie County Courthouse

Researchers often fail to notice the importance of Dixie 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.

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 Dixie 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 following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Dixie county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

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.
  • Dixie County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 1206, Cross City, FL 32628-1206 or 214 N.E. 351 Hwy., Suite M Cross City, FL 32628-1206
  • Dixie 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: (352) 498-1200
    • Marriage Records: 1924
    • Land Records: 1921
    • Probate Records: 1871 
    • Court Records: ?
  • Dixie 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.
  • Dixie 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.

Dixie County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Dixie 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 Dixie County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Dixie Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Dixie Co. FL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Dixie Co. FL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Dixie Co. FL Census Records

Dixie Co. FL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Dixie Co. FL Church & Bible Records

Dixie Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Dixie Co. FL General and History Websites

Dixie Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Dixie Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Dixie Co. FL Military Records

Dixie Co. FL Schools & Directories

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