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Union County, Florida Facts

When was Union County, FL Created?
Union County was created on May 20, 1921 from Bradford County. This county was named for the area’s residents united desire to split into a separate county.

What is the County Seat of Union County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Lake Butler also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Unions County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Baker CountyAlachua CountyBradford CountyColumbia County.

What cities and towns are in Union County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Lake Butler, Raiford, Worthington Springs.

Union County, FL Vital Records

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

Union County, FL Census Records

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

Union County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Union County Courthouse

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

  • Union County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 55 West Main Street, Union County Courthouse, Room 103 Lake Butler, FL 32054
  • Union 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: (386) 496-3711
    • Marriage Records: 1921
    • Land Records: 1921
    • Probate Records: 1921
    • Court Records: 1921
  • Union 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

Union County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Union Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Union Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Union Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Union Co. FL General and History Websites

Union Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Union Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Union Co. FL Military Records

Union Co. FL Schools & Directories