Hamilton County, Florida
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Hamilton County

Hamilton County was created on December 26, 1827 from Jefferson County. This county was named for Alexander Hamilton (1757–1804), the first United States Secretary of the Treasury and a Founding Father.

The Hamilton County Seat is located in Jasper also, the county government website is www.hamiltoncountyflorida.com/.

Areas bordering to Hamilton County are Echols County, Georgia (north), Columbia County (east), Suwannee County (south), Madison County (west), Lowndes County, Georgia (northwest).

Incorporated Cities and Towns located in Hamilton County include Jasper, Jennings, White Springs.

Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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.

Hamilton County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1830 (as Florida Territory), 1840 (as Florida Territory), 1850, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Hamilton Co. Historical Events (published in 1944):

  • The country was thickly settled by Indians when white men first came in but there was little fighting here during the Seminole War or the Civil War.
  • The Stephen Foster Memorial is located on the banks of the Suwannee River in this county.
  • Jasper founded 1830.
  • The Times, the county's first newspaper, founded in 1879.

Hamilton County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Hamilton County Courthouse and Government Records


Hamilton County Courthouse

Researchers often fail to notice the importance of Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton County. The dates stated listed below are considered the first noted records in this county. Courthouse may have been destroyed by a tornado prior to 1836. Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1929 and rebuilt in 1932.

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.
  • Hamilton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 207 N.E. 1st Street, Room 106, Jasper, FL 32052
  • Hamilton 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: (386) 792-1288
    • Marriage Records: 1824
    • Land Records: 1836
    • Probate Records: 1830 
    • Court Records: 1881
  • Hamilton 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.
  • Hamilton 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.

Hamilton County Links

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

Hamilton Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hamilton Co. FL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Hamilton Co. FL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Hamilton Co. FL Census Records

Hamilton Co. FL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Hamilton Co. FL Church & Bible Records

Hamilton Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hamilton Co. FL General and History Websites

Hamilton Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Hamilton Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hamilton Co. FL Military Records

Hamilton Co. FL Schools & Directories

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