Leon County, Florida Genealogy

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

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Leon County, Florida
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Location in the state of Florida
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Location of Florida in the U.S.
Founded December 29, 1824
County Seat Tallahassee
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County Courthouse 

Leon County Courthouse
301 S Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32302

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1825
and military discharge records from 1914.
County Health Department has birth, death and burial records. [1]


Parent County

1824--Leon County was created 29 December 1824 from Gadsden County.
County seat: Tallahassee [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places


Unincorportated Communities

Belair, Bradford, Centerville, Chaires, Felkel, Fort Braden, Lamonia, Meridian, Miccosukee, Ochlockonee, Wadesboro

Neighboring Counties



MeadowWood Memorial Park
700 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312 


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




Local Histories



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Leon County.

March 6, 1865 = Natural Bridge[3]

Map showing Civil War battles in Florida.




Vital Records 

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online. See also How to order Florida Vital Records

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Florida.


City Owned Cemetery and Burial Information

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Leon County, Florida Page 135 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 26 June 2012).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/54/Igiflorida.pdf.