Levy County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Levy County, Florida (Map It) was created on March 10, 1845 from Alachua County. Levy County was named for David Levy Yulee (1810–1886), one of the state's original United States Senators. Learn More About State of Florida History

Levy County is bordered by Dixie County (west), Gilchrist County (north), Alachua County (northeast), Marion County (east), Citrus County (south).

Levy County Cities and Towns include Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Inglis, Otter Creek, Williston, Yankeetown.

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

Levy Co. Historical Events:

  • This county was the scene of early Spanish exploration and activity during the Semi-nole wars.
  • Cedar Key was established as a principal point for landing American troops and supplies. Millions of feet of cedar were shipped from here and it is still a great fishing port.
  • The Suwannee River flows into the Gulf of Mexico in Levy County and stories of hidden pirate gold still bring searchers to its banks.
  • First cross-state railroad, the Florida, from Fernandina to Cedar Key was finished in 1860.
  • Narvaez and his men passed through area in 1528.

Levy County, Florida Courthouse Records

Levy County, Florida Courthouse
Levy County, FL Courthouse

The Levy County Courthouse is located in Bronson, 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 Levy 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.

  • Levy County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1854, Land Records from 1850, Probate Records from 1847 and Court Records from 1850. 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.
  • Levy 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.
  • Levy 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.

Levy County, Florida Census Records

Levy County, Florida Vital Records

Levy County, Florida Resources

Levy County, Florida External Links

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