Gulf County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Gulf County, Florida (Map It) was created on June 6, 1925 from Calhoun County. Gulf County was named for the Gulf of Mexico. Learn More About State of Florida History

Gulf County is bordered by Calhoun County (north), Liberty County (northeast), Franklin County (east), Bay County (west).

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, Florida Courthouse
Gulf County, FL Courthouse

Old Gulf County, Florida Courthouse
Old Gulf County Courthouse

The Gulf County Courthouse is located in Port St. Joe, Florida. Learn More About State of Florida Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  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 category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • 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

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