Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy

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

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Calhoun County, Florida
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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]


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

Record Loss

-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. 

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places


Neighboring Counties


African American


Individual cemeteries:


For tips on accessing Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy 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.




Florida Territorial Land Records

Local Histories





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



Vital Records

  • 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


  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