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Taylor County, Florida
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Taylor County, Florida Facts

Taylor County

When was Taylor County, FL Created?
Taylor County was created on December 23, 1856 from Madison County. This county was named for Zachary Taylor (1784–1850), 12th President of the United States.

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

What counties are adjacent to Taylors County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Jefferson County (northwest), Madison County (north), Lafayette County (east), Dixie County (southeast).

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

Taylor County, FL Vital Records

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

Taylor County, FL Census Records

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

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

Taylor County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Taylor County Courthouse

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

  • Taylor County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 620, Perry, FL 32348 or 108 N. Jefferson Street, Perry, FL 32347
  • Taylor 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) 838-3506
    • Marriage Records: 1857
    • Land Records: 1857
    • Probate Records: 1870 
    • Court Records: 1857
  • Taylor 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

Taylor County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Taylor Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Taylor Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Taylor Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Taylor Co. FL General and History Websites

Taylor Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Taylor Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Taylor Co. FL Military Records

Taylor Co. FL Schools & Directories

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