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Guide to '''Hardee County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Click|Image:FL_ORP.png|Florida Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Hardee County
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sites.google.com/site/hardeeco/ Hardee County FLGenWeb]'''</center>
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| founded year = 1921
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| founded date = April 23
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| seat wl = Wauchula
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Information ===
  
== History  ==
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==== Hardee County, Florida Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hardee County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hardee County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hardee County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hardee County, Florida Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Hardee County, Florida Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hardee County, Florida Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.hardeecounty.net/ Hardee County Courthouse]<br>412 W Orange Street<br>Wauchula, FL 33873<br>Phone: 863.773.4174 <br>
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, death,&nbsp;divorce, court and land records from 1921. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hardee County, Florida Page 134 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1921--'''Hardee County was created from De Soto County.&nbsp;'''County seat: '''Wauchula <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1921--'''Hardee County was created 23 April 1921&nbsp;from [[DeSoto County, Florida Genealogy|DeSoto]] County.<br>'''County seat: '''Wauchula <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for Cary A. Hardee, Governor of Florida from 1921 to 1925. The County Seat is Wauchula and the county was created April 23, 1921. The County is located in the Southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Hardee County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardee_County,_Florida 04/24/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ "Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps"] (1821-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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<center>[[DeSoto County, Florida Genealogy|DeSoto]]{{•}} [[Highlands County, Florida Genealogy|Highlands]]{{•}} [[Hillsborough County, Florida Genealogy|Hillsborough]]{{•}} [[Manatee County, Florida Genealogy|Manatee]]{{•}} [[Polk County, Florida Genealogy|Polk]]</center> <center>{{FLHardee County Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
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==== African American  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html USGenWeb] Florida African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{FL Cemeteries Intro| Hardee}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Hardee, Florida''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.fl-genweb.org/harun/hardee/cemetery/hardcocem.html FLGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/hardee/cemetery.html FLGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/hardee.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://floridagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=25 Florida Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|528745|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Hardee%2C+Florida+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Florida/Hardee-County?id=county_340 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8566&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=11&stateAbbv=&stateName= Hardee County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Hardee-county-florida-cemetery-records.htm Hardee Florida Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Florida Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web site may have additional information on Hardee County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] Florida cemetery records
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Florida}}
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*'''1783''' Spanish Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt USGenWeb]
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*'''1821''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1821west.txt USGenWeb] 
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*'''1823''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1823west.txt USGenWeb]
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*'''1880''' Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1880afri.txt USGenWeb] 
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*Federal Census Information from National Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt USGenWeb]
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*State Census Information from Florida State Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/statefla.txt USGenWeb]
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*Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt USGenWeb] 
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{FL Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{FL Land}}
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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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{{FL History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Flhardee.png|400px|Flhardee.png]]
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*'''1821-1997''' [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida]
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*'''1870''' Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif USGenWeb]
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*'''1882''' Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif USGenWeb]
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*Exploring Florida, FCIT Maps [http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/index.htm University of South Florida]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/hardee/military.html Hardee County Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.fl-genweb.org/harun/hardee/military/hardeemilitary.html Hardee County Military Information] (FLGenWeb Project, Inc.)
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*Florida State Military Files [http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html USGenWeb]
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*Florida state pension records from various wars [http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions USGenWeb]
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===== Civil War =====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932369|Florida Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932395|Florida Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1913411|Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
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===== World War I =====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/hardee/military.html Hardee County World War I Civilian Draft Registration by Surname] - Scroll down to WWI. (USGenWeb Archives)
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/hardee/military.html Hardee County World War II Army Enlistees by Surname] - Scroll down to WWII. (USGenWeb Archvies)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/hardee/ww2list.html Hardee County World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== Korean War =====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/hardee/koreanwar.html Hardee County Korean War Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
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*Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict [http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ distantcousin.com]
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===== Vietnam War =====
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*Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War [http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ distantcousin.com]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{FL Newspaper abstracts|Bay}}
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*Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt USGenWeb]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{FL Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1784 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2046765| FamilySearch}} Florida Probate Records 1784-1990
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*'''1810 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8993 Ancestry.com $] Florida Wills and Probate Records 1810-1974
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*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives $]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{FL Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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{{FL Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth Records  =====
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*'''1880 - 1935''' - {{RecordSearch|1674799| Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== Death Records  =====
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*'''1877 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1595003| Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1900 - 1921''' - {{RecordSearch|1674803| Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1877 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1946805| Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== Divorce Records  =====
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*'''1927 - 2001''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8837 Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] $
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===== Marriage Records  =====
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*'''1802 - 1998''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=florida%2cfl Florida, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1837 - 1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1674804| Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1830 - 1993''' - {{RecordSearch|1803936| Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1830 - 1957''' - {{RecordSearch|2397260| Florida, County Marriages, 1830-1957}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1822 - 1875 and 1927 - 2001''' - {{RecordSearch|1949340| Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-society-archive/ Random Acts of Kindness] List of Florida Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical Genealogical Societies
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp FamilySearch] Find a Family History Center
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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  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Wanchula Florida Family History Center]]
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=== Websites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/hardee-county/ Hardee County, FL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109469224279413660242 Florida Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208192675888750/ Florida Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[https://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/hardee-county/ Hardee County FLGenWeb]
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*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/hardee.htm Hardee County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Hardee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Hardee/ Hardee County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.fl-genweb.org/harun/hardee/index.html Hardee County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/hardee/ Hardee County, Florida Genealogy Trails]
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*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/FL/Hardee-County.htm Hardee County FL Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== References ===
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192248&subject_disp=Florida%2C+Hardee&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog].
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Latest revision as of 01:19, 4 April 2018

United States
Florida
Hardee County

Guide to Hardee County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Hardee County, Florida
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Founded April 23, 1921
County Seat Wauchula
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County Information

Hardee County, Florida Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1921 1830 1921 1921

County Courthouse

Hardee County Courthouse
412 W Orange Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: 863.773.4174

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, death, divorce, court and land records from 1921. [2]

History

Parent County

1921--Hardee County was created 23 April 1921 from DeSoto County.
County seat: Wauchula [3]

Description

The county was named for Cary A. Hardee, Governor of Florida from 1921 to 1925. The County Seat is Wauchula and the county was created April 23, 1921. The County is located in the Southwest area of the state.[4]

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 MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

DeSoto • Highlands • Hillsborough • Manatee • Polk

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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Hardee, Florida online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Florida Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Hardee County cemeteries.

Census

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

  • 1783 Spanish Census USGenWeb
  • 1821 Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1823 Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1880 Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos USGenWeb
  • Federal Census Information from National Archives USGenWeb
  • State Census Information from Florida State Archives USGenWeb
  • Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service USGenWeb

Church

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.

Court

Land

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.

Florida Territorial Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hardee 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.

Maps

Flhardee.png


Military

Civil War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

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

  • Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library USGenWeb

Probate

Probate records are held by the Hardee County, Florida Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Hardee 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.

Online Probate Records

  • 1784 – 1990 FamilySearch Florida Probate Records 1784-1990
  • 1810 – 1974 Ancestry.com $ Florida Wills and Probate Records 1810-1974

Taxation

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.

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hardee County, Florida Page 134 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Hardee County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardee_County,_Florida 04/24/2017.