Escambia County, Florida Genealogy

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

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Escambia County, Florida
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Founded July 21, 1821
County Seat Pensacola
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County Courthouse

Escambia County Courthouse
223 S Palafox Place
Pensacola, FL 32501
Phone: 850.595.4310

Clerk County Court has marriage, probate and court records from 1821.
County Health Department has birth and death records.
Comptroller has land records from 1821. [1]


Parent County

1821--Escambia County was created 21 July 1821 as an original county.
County seat: Pensacola [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps" (1821-1997) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Florida counties see: Florida Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American


Individual cemeteries:


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


Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Florida denominations, view the Florida Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Pensacola



Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Florida Land and Property for additional information about early Florida land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Escambia County, Florida Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Florida Local Histories.




Various Wars
Civil War
  • The 1890 Census Veterans Schedules for Fort Barrancas in Escambia County are available on roll 118 of "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123). The schedules list veterans and their widows who served as Union soldiers in the Civil War. For more information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see Union Census Records.
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Escambia County:

October 9, 1861 = Santa Rosa Island[3]

Map showing Civil War battles in Florida.

Korean Conflict
Vietnam War


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Escambia County, Florida Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:



Probate records are held by the Escambia County, Florida Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Escambia County, Florida Genealogy Courthouse. See the wiki page Florida Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Florida Taxation.

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.

  • 1880-1907 - Pensacola Birth Index 1880-1907. Batch C743376 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1891-1910 - Pensacola Birth Index 1891-1910. Batch C745432 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1822-1870 - Escambia County Marriage Books A thru F Index 1822-1870. Batch M514451 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1869-1880 - Escambia County Marriage Books G thru J Index 1869-1880. Batch M514452 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1870-1881 - Escambia County Marriage Books G thru J Index 1870-1881. Batch M743462 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1881-1885 - Escambia County Marriage Books K thru N Index 1881-1885. Batch M514453 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1881-1896 - Escambia County Marriage Books K thru N Index 1881-1896. Batch M743512 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1896-1907 - Escambia County Marriage Books O and P Index 1896-1907. Batch M743388 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1907-1915 - Escambia County Marriage Books Q and R Index 1907-1915. Batch M743378 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1915-1921 - Escambia County Marriage Books S and T Index 1915-1921. Batch M743383 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1921-1927 - Escambia County Marriage Books U and V Index 1921-1927. Batch M743377 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1905 - Pensacola Death Index 1876-1905. Batch B743375 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1891-1910 - Pensacola Death Index 1891-1910. Batch B745433 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Escambia County, Florida. Page 134 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. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at