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Leon County, Florida
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Leon County, Florida Facts

When was Leon County, FL Created?
Leon County was created on December 29, 1824 from Gadsden County. This county was named for Juan Ponce de León (1474–1521), Spanish explorer who named Florida.

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

What counties are adjacent to Leons County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Gadsden CountyJefferson County Liberty County.

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

Leon County, FL Vital Records

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

Leon County, FL Census Records

What Leon County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Leon County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830 (as Florida Territory), 1840 (as Florida Territory), 18501850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Leon County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Leon County Courthouse

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

  • Leon County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 726, Tallahassee, FL 32302 or 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Leon 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) 577-4000
    • Marriage Records: 1825
    • Land Records: 1825
    • Probate Records: 1824
    • Court Records: 1825
  • Leon 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

Leon County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Leon Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Leon Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Leon Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Leon Co. FL General and History Websites

Leon Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Leon Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Leon Co. FL Military Records

Leon Co. FL Schools & Directories