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Renamed from Dade County 13 November 1997 by the voter referendum to acknowledge the international recognition of the name "Miami". The county at the formation 18 January 1836 included what are now Palm Beach and Brevard counties. Named for Maj. Francis L. Dade, a soldier killed in 1835 in the Second Seminole War.

Parent County

1997--Miami-Dade County was created 13 November 1997 from Monroe and Dade Counties. Dade County was renamed Miami-Dade.
County seat: Miami [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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



Dade County Recorder's  database contains official records recorded through 2/26/06 for Dade County Florida. All images of recorded documents going back to March 1st 1974, can now be viewed for free. Search is made by entering a name and if wished, a beginning and ending date, and either all documents or specifying which document is desired.


Miami-Dade County Recorder's record search. This site allows you to make a search of their records which includes, deeds, probate, mortgages, etc.  Some items are digizited for viewing.

Local Histories






Vital Records

Miami-Dade County Marriage License/Application Index.  Searchable by name and approximate dates.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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