Osceola County, Florida Records
Osceola County, Florida (Map It) was created on May 12, 1887 from Brevard County and Orange County. Osceola County was named for Osceola (1804–1838), a leader of the Seminole during the Second Seminole War.
Osceola County is bordered by Orange County (north), Brevard County (northeast), Indian River County (east), Okeechobee County (southeast), Highlands County (south), Polk County (west), Lake County (northwest).
Osceola County Cities and Towns include Kissimmee, St. Cloud.
A Map of Osceola County, Florida contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Osceola Co. Historical Events:
- The region suffered from the Indian Wars and somewhat during the Civil War. It was not until after this struggle that cattlemen began to make it one of the two greatest cattle raising counties in Florida.
- Disston Canals completed in 1885.
- St. Cloud settled as Grand Army of the Republic colony in 1905.
Osceola County, Florida Courthouse Records
Osceola County, FL Courthouse
Old Osceola 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 Osceola 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.
- Osceola County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1887, Land Records from 1887, Probate Records from 1887 and Court Records from 1887. 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.
- Osceola 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.
- Osceola 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.
Osceola County, Florida Census Records
- Learn More: State of Florida Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1820-1890
- State Population Schedules: 1867-1945, 1885
- 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: 1890
Osceola 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.
Osceola County, Florida Resources
- State of Florida Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Florida
- Osceola County Historical Society
- Osceola County Dept. of Genealogical Research, 326 Eastern Ave., St. Cloud, FL 32769
- Genealogy Club of Osceola County
- Osceola County, Florida Message Boards
Osceola County, Florida External Links
- Florida Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Osceola County, Florida Books - Amazon
- Osceola Co., Florida - FindaGrave
- Florida Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Osceola County Courthouse History
- Osceola County, Florida Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Florida (1823 - 1959)
- Osceola Co. FLGenweb
- Osceola County, Florida Ancestry Database Collections
- Osceola County maps from Exploring Florida website
- Osceola County, Florida Military Records