Sumter County, Florida

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== History and Tidbits  ==
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=== Incorporated Communities  ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Sumter County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption FLGenWeb Project
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[https://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/sumter/ Sumter County FLGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Fl-sumter.png
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| state = Florida
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| state_map = Florida.png
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| founded year = 1853
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| founded date = January 8
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| seat wl = Bushnell
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}}
  
=== Unincorporated Communities  ===
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Florida]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Sumter_County,_Florida|Sumter County]]''
  
=== County Government Site ===
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== County Courthouse ==
  
== Neighboring Counties  ==
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[http://sumtercountyfl.gov/index.aspx?nid=235 Sumter County Courthouse]<br>209 N Florida Street<br>Bushnell, FL 33513-9402<br>Phone: 352.793.0200
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and land records from 1853,<br>probate records&nbsp;from 1856, divorce records from 1900, <br>court records from 1913 and&nbsp;delayed birth records 1943-1972. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sumter County, Florida Page 137 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1853--'''Sumter County was created 8 January 1853&nbsp;from [[Marion County, Florida|Marion]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Bushnell <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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==== '''Neighboring Counties''' ====
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*[[Citrus County, Florida|Citrus]]
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*[[Hernando County, Florida|Hernando]]
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*[[Lake County, Florida|Lake]]
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*[[Marion County, Florida|Marion]]
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*[[Pasco County, Florida|Pasco]]
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*[[Polk County, Florida|Polk]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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==== African American ====
  
=== Land Records  ===
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html Florida African American Griots Project]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
  
=== Probates ===
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
== References  ==
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/florida.htm Florida Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] - Florida cemetery records by County
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*[http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/listcem.asp#FL Veterans Administration National Cemeteries] - Florida National Cemeteries
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147927 Florida National Cemetery, Sumter South, Sumter County] BillionGraves
  
=== Bibliography ===
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==== Census ====
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{{Census|Florida}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt 1783 Spanish Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1821west.txt 1821 Census/Tax List Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1823west.txt 1823 Census/Tax List Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1880afri.txt 1880 Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*{{RecordSearch|1457854|1885 Florida State Population Census}} - Includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents. Also census for agriculture, manufacture and mortality.
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt Federal Census Information from National Archives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/statefla.txt State Census Information from Florida State Archives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]
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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/index.htm Exploring Florida, FCIT Maps, University of South Florida]
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==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html Florida State Military Files&nbsp;] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Florida state pension records from various wars&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Pension Project
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*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict]
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*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War]
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==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library]
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm Florida Obituaries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -&nbsp; USGenWeb Obituaries Project
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html Florida State Historical Societies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Listing by County
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp Florida Family History Centers]
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*[http://www.myfloridahistory.org/ Florida Historical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flsgs/ Florida State Genealogical Society]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/sumter/ Sumter County FLGenWeb]
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*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]
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*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Sumter|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Sumter/ Sumter County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://fl-genweb.org/sumter/ Sumter County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
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== References  ==
  
=== Genealogy and History Websites  ===
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<references />{{Florida|Florida}}
  
 
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Founded January 8, 1853
County Seat Bushnell
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Contents

County Courthouse

Sumter County Courthouse
209 N Florida Street
Bushnell, FL 33513-9402
Phone: 352.793.0200

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and land records from 1853,
probate records from 1856, divorce records from 1900,
court records from 1913 and delayed birth records 1943-1972. [1]

History

Parent County

1853--Sumter County was created 8 January 1853 from Marion County.
County seat: Bushnell [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Florida Territorial Land Records

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

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

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sumter County, Florida Page 137 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).