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Glades County, Florida
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Glades County, Florida Facts

Glades County

When was Glades County, FL Created?
Glades County was created on April 23, 1921 from DeSoto County. This county was named for the Florida Everglades.

What is the County Seat of Glades County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Moore Haven also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Gladess County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Highlands County (north), Okeechobee County (northeast), Martin County (east), Palm Beach County (southeast), Hendry County (south), Lee County (southwest), Charlotte County (west), De Soto County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Glades County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Moore Haven.

Glades County, FL Vital Records

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

Glades County, FL Census Records

What Glades County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Glades County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1930, 1940.

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

Glades County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Glades County Courthouse

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

  • Glades County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471 or 500 Avenue J, Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471
  • Glades 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: (863) 946-6010
    • Marriage Records: 1921
    • Land Records: 1921
    • Probate Records: 1921 
    • Court Records: 1921
  • Glades 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

Glades County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Glades Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Glades Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Glades Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Glades Co. FL General and History Websites

Glades Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Glades Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Glades Co. FL Military Records

Glades Co. FL Schools & Directories

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