Hernando County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Hernando County, Florida (Map It) was created on February 24, 1843 from Alachua County. Hernando County was named for Hernando de Soto (c.1496/1497–1542), a Spanish explorer and conquistador. Learn More About State of Florida History

Hernando County is bordered by Citrus County (north), Sumter County (east), Pasco County (south).

Hernando County Cities and Towns include Brooksville, Weeki Wachee.

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

Hernando Co. Historical Events:

  • This county suffered little from any of Florida's wars.
  • It contains the famous Chinsegut Hill wild life refuge and forest experimentation area.
  • Hernando News, newspaper, was founded in 1876. Brooksville incorporated October 7, 1880.

Hernando County, Florida Courthouse Records

Hernando County, Florida Courthouse
Hernando County, FL Courthouse

The Hernando County Courthouse is located in Brooksville, Florida. Courthouse destroyed by fire in 1877. 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 Hernando 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.

  • Hernando County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1900, Land Records from 1878, Probate Records from 1900 and Court Records from 1877. 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.
  • Hernando 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.
  • Hernando 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.

Hernando County, Florida Census Records

Hernando County, Florida Vital Records

Hernando County, Florida Resources

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