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Walton County, Florida
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Walton County, Florida Facts

Walton County

When was Walton County, FL Created?
Walton County was created on December 29, 1824 from Escambia County and Jackson County. This county was named for George Walton, first Secretary of Florida Territory.

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

What counties are adjacent to Waltons County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Covington County, Alabama (northwest), Geneva County, Alabama (northeast), Holmes County (east), Washington County (east), Bay County (southeast), Okaloosa County (west).

What cities and towns are in Walton County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, Paxton.

Walton County, FL Vital Records

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

Walton County, FL Census Records

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

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

Walton County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Walton County Courthouse

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

  • Walton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 1260, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435-1260 or 571 U.S. Hwy. 90 East, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
  • Walton 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) 951-7229
    • Marriage Records: 1885
    • Land Records: 1886
    • Probate Records: 1882 
    • Court Records: 1886
  • Walton 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

Walton County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Walton Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Walton Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Walton Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Walton Co. FL General and History Websites

Walton Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Walton Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Walton Co. FL Military Records

Walton Co. FL Schools & Directories

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