Holmes County, Florida Genealogy Guide2016-07-04T00:15:56+00:00

Holmes County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Holmes County, Florida (Map It) was created on January 8, 1848 from Jackson County and Walton County. Holmes County was named for Holmes Creek, which forms the eastern boundary of the county. Learn More About State of Florida History

Holmes County is bordered by Geneva County, Alabama (north), Jackson County (east), Washington County (south), Walton County (west).

Holmes County Cities and Towns include Bonifay Esto, Noma, Ponce de Leon, Westville.

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

Holmes County, Florida Courthouse Records

Holmes County, Florida Courthouse
Holmes County, FL Courthouse

The Holmes County Courthouse is located in Bonifay, Florida. Courthouse at Cerro Gordo also burned at least once in the 1870's. Westville Courthouse burned in 1902, and most early county records perished with it. 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 Holmes 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.

  • Holmes County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1902, Land Records from 1900, Probate Records from 1902 and Court Records from 1900. 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.
  • Holmes 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.
  • Holmes 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.

Holmes County, Florida Census Records

Holmes County, Florida Vital Records

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