Hernando County, Florida Genealogy

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Hernando County, Florida
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Founded February 24, 1843
County Seat Brooksville
Courthouse
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Florida  Gotoarrow.png  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.


1867 Florida State Population Census  First Census to enumerate Black Heads of Household

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Hernando Heritage Museum May -  Stringer House

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Refrences

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