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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Florida]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Calhoun_County,_Florida|Calhoun County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Florida]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Calhoun_County,_Florida|Calhoun County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.calhounclerk.com/ Calhoun County Courthouse]<br>425 E Central Avenue <br>Blountstown, FL 32424-2242<br>Phone: 850.674.4545&nbsp;<br><br>County Judge has marriage and probate records<br>County Clerk has divorce, court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Florida. Page 133 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1838--'''Calhoun County&nbsp; was created 26 January 1838&nbsp;from [[Franklin County, Florida|Franklin]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Blountstown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1838--'''Calhoun County&nbsp; was created 26 January 1838&nbsp;from [[Franklin County, Florida|Franklin]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Blountstown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Named for John C. Calhoun, member of the United States Senate from [[South Carolina|South Carolina]] and the seventh U.S. vice president, serving under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Altha
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html Florida African American Griots Project]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb
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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
  
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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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
  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/florida.htm Florida Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb
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Individual cemeteries:  
  
*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] - Florida cemetery records by County
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160207 Chipola Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Altha] BillionGraves
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=12599 Nettle Ridge Cemetery, Blountstown] BillionGraves
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
The [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1457854;t=browsable;w=0 1885 Florida State Population Census]&nbsp; includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents. Also census for agriculture and mortality.
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{{Census|Florida}}
  
*[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/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  
*[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  
*[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/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
*[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/pencensus.txt Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt Federal Census Information from National Archives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
  
*[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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The {{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 and mortality.
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
*[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/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html Florida State Military Files&nbsp;] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Florida state pension records from various wars&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Pension Project
 
 
*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict]
 
  
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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]
 
*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War]
 
*[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]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library]
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== 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
 
*[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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
 
*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
*[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.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html Florida State Historical Societies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Listing by County  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp Florida Family History Centers]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp Florida Family History Centers]  
*[http://www.myfloridahistory.org/ Florida Historical Society]
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*[http://www.myfloridahistory.org/ Florida Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flsgs/ Florida State Genealogical Society]
 
*[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.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]  
 
*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]  
 
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[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+Calhoun|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*FHL|Florida%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
 
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Calhoun/ Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Calhoun/ Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
 
*[https://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/calhoun/ Calhoun County, FLGenWeb Project]  
 
*[https://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/calhoun/ Calhoun County, FLGenWeb Project]  
 
 
*[http://fl-genweb.net/archives/calhoun/index.html Calhoun County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
 
*[http://fl-genweb.net/archives/calhoun/index.html Calhoun County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
  

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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]

History

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

Altha

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Census

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.

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), 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).