Hardee County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Hardee County, Florida (Map It) was created on April 23, 1921 from DeSoto County. Hardee County was named for Cary A. Hardee (1876–1957), governor of Florida at the time of creation of Hardee County. Learn More About State of Florida History

Hardee County is bordered by Polk County (north), Highlands County (east), De Soto County (south), Manatee County (west), Hillsborough County (northwest).

Hardee County Cities and Towns include Bowling Green, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs.

A Map of Hardee County, Florida contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Hardee Co. Historical Events:

  • It is the second largest strawberry producing county in the State.
  • Capt. George S. Payne and D. Whiddon were killed at a trading post on Peace River, June 17, 1849.
  • First bank in Wauchula founded March 15th,, 1904, the cor-poration being known as Carlton and Carlton Bankers.

Hardee County, Florida Courthouse Records

Hardee County, Florida Courthouse
Hardee County, FL Courthouse

The Hardee County Courthouse is located in Wauchula, 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 Hardee 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.

  • Hardee County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1921, Land Records from 1921, Probate Records from 1921 and Court Records from 1921. 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.
  • Hardee 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.
  • Hardee 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.

Hardee 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

Hardee County, Florida Vital Records

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