Hernando County, Florida Genealogy

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 United States  > Florida > Hernando County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1843--Hernando County was created 24 February 1843 from Alachua County. The name changed to Benton 6 March 1844 and was renamed Hernando 24 December 1850. County seat:  Brooksville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1877 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

Refrences

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).