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Founded January 26, 1838
County Seat Blountstown
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County Courthouse

Calhoun County Courthouse
425 E Central Avenue
Blountstown, FL 32424-2242
Phone: 850.674.4545 

County Judge has marriage and probate records
County Clerk has divorce, court and land records[1]

History

Parent County

1838--Calhoun County  was created 26 January 1838 from Franklin County.
County seat: Blountstown [2]

Named for John C. Calhoun, member of the United States Senate from South Carolina and the seventh U.S. vice president, serving under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps" (1821-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in Florida counties see: Florida Counties with Burned Courthouses


For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Altha

Neighboring Counties

Bay • Gadsden • Gulf • Jackson 

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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Census

For tips on accessing Calhoun County, Florida census records online, see: Florida Census.

The 1885 Florida State Population Census includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents. Also census for agriculture and mortality.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Florida denominations, view the Florida Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Florida Land and Property for additional information about early Florida land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Florida Territorial Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Calhoun County, Florida. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Florida Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Calhoun County, Florida newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

  • Florida Obituaries  -  Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -  USGenWeb Obituaries Project

Probate

Probate records are held by the Calhoun County, Florida Clerk of Court and are housed at the Calhoun County, Florida Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Florida Probate Records, 1784-1990. See the wiki page Florida Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Florida Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online. See also How to order Florida Vital Records

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Florida.

Marriage
  • 1862-1885 - Calhoun County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1862-1885. Batch M512991 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1862-1912 - Calhoun County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1862-1912. Batch M736149 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1906-1910 - Calhoun County Marriage Index 1906-1910. Batch M736977 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1909-1912 - Calhoun County Marriage Index 1909-1912. Batch M736972 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1912-1917 - Calhoun County Marriage Index 1912-1917. Batch M736598 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1912-1921 - Calhoun County Marriage Books 4 and 5 Index 1912-1921. Batch M736926 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1917-1924 - Calhoun County Marriage Index 1917-1924. Batch M736327 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1919-1927 - Calhoun County Marriage Index 1919-1927. Batch M736713 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1921-1926 - Calhoun County Marriage Book 6 Index 1921-1926. Batch M736797 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1924-1926 - Calhoun County Marriage Index 1924-1926. Batch M736663 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1925-1927 - Calhoun County Marriage Index 1925-1927. Batch M736817 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Florida. Page 133 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/54/Igiflorida.pdf.

 

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