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Okaloosa County, Florida
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Founded June 3, 1915
County Seat Crestview
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Contents

County Courthouse

Okaloosa County Courthouse
101 E James Lee Boulevard
Crestview, FL 32536
Phone: 850.689.5800

County Judge has marriage and probate records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, courtand land records from 1915[1]

History

Parent County

1915--Okaloosa County was created 3 June 1915 from Santa Rosa County and Walton County.
The first County Seat of Okaloosa County was at Milligan.   Crestview [2] became the county seat in 1917.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  1. Tombstone Transcription Project
  2. Find A Grave website (Okaloosa)
  3. Publication "Cemeteries of Okaloosa County" (Three Volumes); Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County.
  4. Family History Library Catalog, partial listing; microfilm format, surveys done by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  5. Burials and cemeteries on government property (Eglin Air Force Base):
  6. Okaloosa  and Walton County Cemeteries, including some on government property (Eglin AFB)
  7. Finally, it should be noted that an examination of Santa Rosa County cemeteries may be appropriate, as it was one of two parent counties that produced Okaloosa County.

Individual cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Of particular note, in so far as family histories and genealogy is concerned are the following:

  • Valparaiso Community Library: Contains a dedicated genealogy section.  "The Louise K. Fitzgarrald Genealogy Department boasts one of the finest genealogy collections in the state of Florida. Over 7,000 volumes of printed materials and 1,200 microfilm reels from Federal Census records and other references are available for use. The library also offers free access to subscription based online genealogical services."

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Okalossa County, Florida Page 136 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).

 

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