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Jackson County, Florida Facts

Jackson County

When was Jackson County, FL Created?
Jackson County was created on August 12, 1822 from Escambia County. This county was named for Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), the seventh President of the United States.

What is the County Seat of Jackson County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Marianna also, the county government website is www.jacksoncountyfl.net/.

What counties are adjacent to Jacksons County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Seminole County, Georgia (east), Gadsden County (southeast), Liberty County (southeast), Calhoun County (south), Washington County (southwest), Bay County (southwest), Holmes County (west), Geneva County, Alabama (northwest), Houston County, Alabama (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Jackson County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Graceville, Jacob City, Marianna, Alford, Bascom, Campbellton, Cottondale, Grand Ridge, Greenwood, Malone, Sneads.


Jackson County, FL Vital Records

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


Jackson County, FL Census Records

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

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


Jackson County, FL Courthouse and Government Records


Jackson County Courthouse

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

  • Jackson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Drawer 510, Marianna, FL 32447 or 4445 Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL 32446
  • Jackson 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) 482-9552
    • Marriage Records: 1848
    • Land Records: 1848
    • Probate Records: 1848 
    • Court Records: 1848
  • Jackson 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

Jackson County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Jackson Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Jackson Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Jackson Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jackson Co. FL General and History Websites

Jackson Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Jackson Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jackson Co. FL Military Records

Jackson Co. FL Schools & Directories

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