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Okeechobee County, Florida
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Okeechobee County, Florida Facts

Okeechobee County

When was Okeechobee County, FL Created?
Okeechobee County was created on May 8, 1917 from Osceola County, Palm Beach County and St. Lucie County. This county was named for Lake Okeechobee, which was in turn is from the Hitchiti words for "big water".

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

What counties are adjacent to Okeechobees County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Indian River County (northeast), Martin County (east), St. Lucie County (east), Palm Beach County (southeast), Glades County (southwest), Hendry County (southwest), Highlands County (west), Polk County (northwest), Osceola County (northwest).

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

Okeechobee County, FL Vital Records

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

Okeechobee County, FL Census Records

What Okeechobee County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Okeechobee County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1920, 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

Okeechobee County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Okeechobee County Courthouse

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

Old Okeechobee County Courthouse

Okeechobee County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Okeechobee Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Okeechobee Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Okeechobee Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Okeechobee Co. FL General and History Websites

Okeechobee Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Okeechobee Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Okeechobee Co. FL Military Records

Okeechobee Co. FL Schools & Directories

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