Jackson County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Jackson County, Florida (Map It) was created on August 12, 1822 from Escambia County. Jackson County was named for Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), the seventh President of the United States. Learn More About State of Florida History

Jackson County is bordered by Seminole County, Georgia (east), Gadsden County (southeast), Liberty County (southeast), Calhoun County (south), Washington County (southwest), Bay County (southwest), Holmes County (west), Geneva County, Alabama (northwest), Houston County, Alabama (northwest).

Jackson County Cities and Towns include Graceville, Jacob City, Marianna, Alford, Bascom, Campbellton, Cottondale, Grand Ridge, Greenwood, Malone, Sneads.

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

Jackson Co. Historical Events:

  • Had experienced bloody war between Indians and Andrew Jackson's forces.
  • Massacre by Seminole Indians of Lieut. Scott's command, December 6, 1817.
  • Battle of Marianna fought September 27, 1864.
  • The worst horrors of reconstruction in Florida occurred in this county, many carpet baggers and their negro followers being killed, whipped or driven out as a result of their radical methods and murders committed by them.
  • Near Marianna are the famous Caverns.

Jackson County, Florida Courthouse Records

Jackson County, Florida Courthouse
Jackson County, FL Courthouse

The Jackson County Courthouse is located in Marianna, Florida. Courthouse was destroyed by fire on November 30, 1848. All records were destroyed. 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 Jackson 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.

  • Jackson County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1848, Land Records from 1848, Probate Records from 1848 and Court Records from 1848. 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.
  • Jackson 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.
  • Jackson 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.

Jackson County, Florida Census Records

Jackson County, Florida Vital Records

Jackson County, Florida Resources

Jackson County, Florida External Links

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