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St. Johns County, Florida
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St. Johns County, Florida Facts

When was St. Johns County, FL Created?
St. Johns County was created on July 21, 1821 as an original county . This county was name derived from the St. Johns River, which in turn derives its name from San Juan del Puerto.

What is the County Seat of St. Johns County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Saint Augustine also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to St. Johnss County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Duval CountyFlagler CountyPutnam CountyClay County.

What cities and towns are in St. Johns County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hastings, Marineland, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach.

St. Johns County, FL Vital Records

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

St. Johns County, FL Census Records

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

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

St. Johns County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

St. Johns County Courthouse

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

St. Johns County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

St. Johns Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

St. Johns Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

St. Johns Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. Johns Co. FL General and History Websites

St. Johns Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

St. Johns Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

St. Johns Co. FL Military Records

St. Johns Co. FL Schools & Directories