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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Florida]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Washington_County,_Florida|Washington County]]''  
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Guide to '''Washington County Florida genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{FLDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Washington 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/washington/ Washington County FLGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Fl-washington.png
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| state = Florida
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| state_map = Florida.png
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| founded year = 1825
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| founded date = December 9
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| seat wl = Chipley
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}}
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== Quick Dates  ==
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Washington County's civil records start the following years:
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Washington County, Florida#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Washington County, Florida#Court|Court]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Washington County, Florida#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Washington County, Florida#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Washington County, Florida#Probate|Probate]]'''
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1877&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | &nbsp;1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880&nbsp;
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|}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:{{FLWashingtonCourthouse}}]]&nbsp;
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[http://www.washingtonfl.com/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>711 3rd Street <br>Chipley, FL 32428<br>Phone: 850.638.6200&nbsp;<br>
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1890.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Florida Page 137 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1825--'''Washington County was created from Jackson County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Chipley <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1825--'''Washington County was created 9 December 1825&nbsp;from [[Jackson County, Florida|Jackson]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Chipley <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Bay County, Florida|Bay]]
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*[[Holmes County, Florida|Holmes]]
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*[[Jackson County, Florida|Jackson<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228755643812_862" />]]
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*[[Walton County, Florida|Walton]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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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
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/washington/cemetery.html Washington County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/washington/cemphotos.html Washington County Tombstone Photos]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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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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==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1830 |978
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|1840 |859
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|1850 |1950 
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|1860 |2154 
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|1870 |2302
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|1880 |4089
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|1890 |6426
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|1900 |10154
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|1910 |16403
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|1920 |11828
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|1930 |12180
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|1940 |12302
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|1950 |11888
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|1960 |11249
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|1970 |11453
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|1980 |14509
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|1990 |16919
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}}
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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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*[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  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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[http://www.churchangel.com/florida.htm Florida Church Listings] ~&nbsp; Church Angel
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/washington/land/davisblm.txt Davis Federal Land Records, Washington County&nbsp;] ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/washington/history/other/medicald38gms.txt Medical Directory for Chipley 1902]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Washington County, Florida] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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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]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/washington/military.html Washington County Military Files ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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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]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== 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  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1877-1888''' - Washington County Marriage Index 1877-1888. Batch {{IGI|M513131}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/3f/Igifloridamz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1881-1885''' - Washington County Marriage Book AA Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M513132}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Death =====
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/fl/washington/webbbs_config.pl Washington County, Florida Obituary Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From Various Funeral Homes in the Chipley, Vernon, Wausau, Caryville, and Ebro, Florida areas.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flwfgs/ The West Florida Genealogical Society]
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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]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flwashin/index.html The Washington County FLGenWeb Project], a member of [[FLGenWeb|The FLGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://www.flgenweb.org/ The FLGenWeb Project]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192404&subject_disp=Florida%2C+Washington&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/washington/history/1845votr.txt Voters in the First Florida Election 1845]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[[Usgenweb.org|USGenWeb]]  
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*[[Usgwarchives.net|USGenWeb Archives Project]]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Washington/ Washington County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flwashin/index.html Washington County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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<references />{{Florida|Florida}}
  
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Florida]]
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Florida]]

Revision as of 04:33, 19 April 2013

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Guide to Washington County Florida genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Washington County, Florida
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Facts
Founded December 9, 1825
County Seat Chipley
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Contents

Quick Dates

Washington County's civil records start the following years:

Marriage Court Census Land Probate
1877  1890   1830 1880  1880 

County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
 

Washington County Courthouse
711 3rd Street
Chipley, FL 32428
Phone: 850.638.6200 

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1890.[1]

History

Parent County

1825--Washington County was created 9 December 1825 from Jackson County.
County seat: Chipley [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1830 978
1840 859 −12.2%
1850 1,950 127.0%
1860 2,154 10.5%
1870 2,302 6.9%
1880 4,089 77.6%
1890 6,426 57.2%
1900 10,154 58.0%
1910 16,403 61.5%
1920 11,828 −27.9%
1930 12,180 3.0%
1940 12,302 1.0%
1950 11,888 −3.4%
1960 11,249 −5.4%
1970 11,453 1.8%
1980 14,509 26.7%
1990 16,919 16.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

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








Church

Florida Church Listings ~  Church Angel

Court

Land

Local Histories

Medical Directory for Chipley 1902  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriage
  • 1877-1888 - Washington County Marriage Index 1877-1888. Batch M513131 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1885 - Washington County Marriage Book AA Index 1881-1885. Batch M513132 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/3f/Igifloridamz.pdf.