Gulf County, Florida Records
Gulf County Cities and Towns include Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka.
A Map of Gulf County, Florida contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Gulf Co. Historical Events:
- It was the location of the early boom town of St. Joseph and in it was built the first railroad in Florida. This town vanished but near its site is modern Port St. Joe, a thriving city with a large paper mill.
French built fort on St. Joseph's Bay and called it Crevecover (broken heart) in 1718. It was soon given up to the Spaniards who later abandoned it.
- St. Joseph founded in 1835 was wiped out in 1841 by a yellow fever epidemic and a hurricane that followed.
- December 3, 1838-January 11, 1839 a convention assembling at St. Joseph formed Florida's first constitution.
Gulf County, Florida Courthouse Records
Gulf County, FL Courthouse
Old Gulf County Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Gulf county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1925, Land Records from 1925, Probate Records from 1925 and Court Records from 1925. The County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk is custodian of all records of all predecessor courts, whether justice of the peace, city, county, probate, civil, or criminal.
- Gulf County Tax Collector collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.
- Gulf County Health Department has copies of Birth & Death certificates. Also has computer access from 1917 to present for birth records for the entire state as well as births that occurred in this county.
Gulf County, Florida Census Records
- Learn More: State of Florida Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
- State Population Schedules: 1867-1945
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
- Union Veterans Schedules: None
Gulf County, Florida Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Florida Vital Records
- Birth Records: from January 1917 to present.
- Marriage and Divorce Records: from June 6, 1927 to present.
- Death Records: from January 1917 to present.
- Locations: Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 210, 1217 Pearl Street (Zip 32202), Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042; PH (904) 359-6900 Ext. 1029.
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Gulf County, Florida Resources
- State of Florida Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Florida
- Gulf County Genealogical Society
- Gulf County, Florida Message Boards
Gulf County, Florida External Links
- Florida Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Gulf County, Florida Books - Amazon
- Gulf Co., Florida - FindaGrave
- Florida Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Gulf County Courthouse History
- Gulf County, Florida Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Florida (1823 - 1959)
- Gulf Co. FLGenweb
- Gulf County, Florida Ancestry Database Collections
- Gulf County maps from Exploring Florida website
- Gulf County, Florida Military Records