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Charlotte County, Florida Facts

When was Charlotte County, FL Created?
Charlotte County was created on April 23, 1921 from DeSoto County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Charlottes County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Sarasota CountyDe Soto CountyHighlands County (northeast corner), Glades CountyHendry County (southeast corner), Lee County.

Charlotte County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Charlotte County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Charlotte 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 Charlotte County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Florida Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Charlotte 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.

Charlotte County, FL Census Records

What Charlotte County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Charlotte County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 19301940.

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

Charlotte County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Charlotte County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Charlotte County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Charlotte County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Florida courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Florida residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Charlotte County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Florida Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Charlotte County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Charlotte Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Charlotte Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Charlotte Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Charlotte Co. FL General and History Websites

Charlotte Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Charlotte Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Charlotte Co. FL Military Records

Charlotte Co. FL Schools & Directories