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Hendry County, Florida Facts

Hendry County

When was Hendry County, FL Created?
Hendry County was created on May 11, 1923 from Lee County. This county was named for Francis A. Hendry (1833–1917), early Floridian pioneer and politician.

What is the County Seat of Hendry County, FL?
The County Seat is located in La Belle also, the county government website is www.hendryfla.net/.

What counties are adjacent to Hendrys County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Glades County (north), Martin County (northeast), Okeechobee County (northeast), Palm Beach County (east), Broward County (southeast), Collier County (south), Lee County (west), Charlotte County (west).

What cities and towns are in Hendry County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Clewiston, LaBelle.


Hendry County, FL Vital Records

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


Hendry County, FL Census Records

What Hendry County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hendry 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


Hendry County, FL Courthouse and Government Records


Hendry County Courthouse

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


Old Hendry County Courthouse
  • Hendry County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975 or 25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935
  • Hendry 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) 675-5217
    • Marriage Records: 1923
    • Land Records: 1923
    • Probate Records: 1923 
    • Court Records: 1923
  • Hendry 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

Hendry County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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