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Liberty County, Florida Facts

Liberty County

When was Liberty County, FL Created?
Liberty County was created on December 15, 1855 from Gadsden County. This county was named for the patriotic ideal of liberty.

What is the County Seat of Liberty County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Bristol also, the county government website is libertybocc.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Libertys County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Gadsden County (northeast), Wakulla County (east), Leon County (east), Franklin County (south), Gulf County (southwest), Calhoun County (west), Jackson County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Liberty County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bristol.


Liberty County, FL Vital Records

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


Liberty County, FL Census Records

What Liberty County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Liberty County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Liberty Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Liberty Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Liberty Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 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


Liberty County, FL Courthouse and Government Records


Liberty County Courthouse

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

  • Liberty County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 399, Bristol, FL 32321
  • Liberty 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) 643-2215 or (850) 643-2237
    • Marriage Records: 1857
    • Land Records: 1857
    • Probate Records: 1859
    • Court Records: 1884
  • Liberty 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

Liberty County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Liberty Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Liberty Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Liberty Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Liberty Co. FL General and History Websites

Liberty Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Liberty Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Liberty Co. FL Military Records

Liberty Co. FL Schools & Directories

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