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Wakulla County, Florida Facts

When was Wakulla County, FL Created?
Wakulla County was created on March 11, 1843 from Leon County. This county was named for the Wakulla River, itself named for a Spanish corruption of a Timucuan word used to describe the body of water, but that is of uncertain meaning.

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

What counties are adjacent to Wakullas County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Franklin CountyJefferson CountyLiberty CountyLeon County.

What cities and towns are in Wakulla County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Sopchoppy, St. Marks.

Wakulla County, FL Vital Records

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

Wakulla County, FL Census Records

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

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

Wakulla County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Wakulla County Courthouse

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

Old Wakulla County Courthouse
  • Wakulla County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327
  • Wakulla 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) 926-0905
    • Marriage Records: 1892
    • Land Records: 1843
    • Probate Records: 1892
    • Court Records: 1843
  • Wakulla 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

Wakulla County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Wakulla Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Wakulla Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wakulla Co. FL Military Records

Wakulla Co. FL Schools & Directories