Levy County, Florida

Levy County

Levy County was created on March 10, 1845 from Alachua County. This county was named for David Levy Yulee (1810–1886), one of the state's original United States Senators.

The Levy County Seat is located in Bronson also, the county government website is www.levycounty.org/.

Areas bordering to Levy County are Dixie County (west), Gilchrist County (north), Alachua County (northeast), Marion County (east), Citrus County (south).

Incorporated Cities and Towns located in Levy County include Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Inglis, Otter Creek, Williston, Yankeetown.

Levy 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 Levy 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.

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

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

Levy Co. Historical Events (published in 1944):

  • This county was the scene of early Spanish exploration and activity during the Semi-nole wars.
  • Cedar Key was established as a principal point for landing American troops and supplies. Millions of feet of cedar were shipped from here and it is still a great fishing port.
  • The Suwannee River flows into the Gulf of Mexico in Levy County and stories of hidden pirate gold still bring searchers to its banks.
  • First cross-state railroad, the Florida, from Fernandina to Cedar Key was finished in 1860.
  • Narvaez and his men passed through area in 1528.

Levy County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Levy County Courthouse and Government Records


Levy County Courthouse

Researchers often fail to notice the importance of Levy 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 Levy 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 following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Levy county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

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.
  • Levy County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 355 Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621
  • Levy 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: (352) 486-5266
    • Marriage Records: 1854
    • Land Records: 1850
    • Probate Records: 1847 
    • Court Records: 1850
  • Levy 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.
  • Levy 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.

Levy County Links

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

Levy Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Levy Co. FL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Levy Co. FL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Levy Co. FL Census Records

Levy Co. FL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Levy Co. FL Church & Bible Records

Levy Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Levy Co. FL General and History Websites

Levy Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Levy Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Levy Co. FL Military Records

Levy Co. FL Schools & Directories

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