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Escambia County, Florida Facts

Escambia County

When was Escambia County, FL Created?
Escambia County was created on July 21, 1821 as an original county. This county was named for possibly from the Native American word Shambia, meaning "clear water".

What is the County Seat of Escambia County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Pensacola also, the county government website is www.co.escambia.fl.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Escambias County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Escambia County, Alabama (north), Santa Rosa County (east), Baldwin County, Alabama (west).

What cities and towns are in Escambia County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Pensacola, Century.


Escambia County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Escambia County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Escambia 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 Escambia 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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Escambia County, FL Vital Records

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


Escambia County, FL Census Records

What Escambia County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Escambia County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830 (as Florida Territory), 1840 (as Florida Territory), 1850, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Escambia County, FL Courthouse and Government Records


Escambia County Courthouse

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


Old Escambia County Courthouse
  • Escambia County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 333, Pensacola, FL 32591-0333 or 190 Governmental Ctr., Rm. 23001
  • Escambia 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) 595-4310
    • Marriage Records: 1821
    • Land Records: 1821
    • Probate Records: 1821 
    • Court Records: 1821
  • Escambia 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

Escambia County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Escambia County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Escambia 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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Escambia Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Escambia Co. FL General and History Websites

Escambia Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Escambia Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Escambia Co. FL Military Records

Escambia Co. FL Schools & Directories

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