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Hernando County, Florida Facts

Hernando County

When was Hernando County, FL Created?
Hernando County was created on February 24, 1843 from Alachua County (was renamed Benton County from March 6, 1844 to December 24, 1850). This county was named for Hernando de Soto (c.1496/1497–1542), a Spanish explorer and conquistador.

What is the County Seat of Hernando County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Brooksville also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Hernandos County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Citrus County (north), Sumter County (east), Pasco County (south).

What cities and towns are in Hernando County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Brooksville, Weeki Wachee.

Hernando County, FL Vital Records

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

Hernando County, FL Census Records

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

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

Hernando County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Hernando County Courthouse

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

Hernando County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Hernando County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Hernando 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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Hernando Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Hernando Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Hernando Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

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Hernando Co. FL Military Records

Hernando Co. FL Schools & Directories

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