Okeechobee County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Okeechobee County, Florida (Map It) was created on May 8, 1917 from Osceola County, Palm Beach County and St. Lucie County. Okeechobee County was named for Lake Okeechobee, which was in turn is from the Hitchiti words for "big water". Learn More About State of Florida History

Okeechobee County is bordered by Indian River County (northeast), Martin County (east), St. Lucie County (east), Palm Beach County (southeast), Glades County (southwest), Hendry County (southwest), Highlands County (west), Polk County (northwest), Osceola County (northwest).

Okeechobee County Cities and Towns include Okeechobee.

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

Okeechobee Co. Historical Events:

  • It was the scene of much Indian fighting from 1835 to 1842 and the fiercest battle of the war was fought near Okeechobee City in 1837.
  • The county suffered severely from the hurricane of 1928. It is a great truck growing region. It was once quite a lumbering section.

Okeechobee County, Florida Courthouse Records

Okeechobee County, Florida Courthouse
Okeechobee County, FL Courthouse

Old Okeechobee County, Florida Courthouse
Old Okeechobee County Courthouse

The Okeechobee County Courthouse is located in Okeechobee, 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 Okeechobee 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.

  • Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1925, Land Records from 1887, Probate Records from 1917 and Court Records from 1917. 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.
  • Okeechobee 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.
  • Okeechobee 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.

Okeechobee County, Florida Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Florida Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1920, 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

Okeechobee County, Florida Vital Records

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