Florida County Histories

These bibliographies were compiled to help librarians and their patrons locate the most usable histories of each of Florida's 67 counties. 

Materials are generally available through interlibrary loan from the circulating collection of the State Library.

Those only found in the non-circulating Florida Collection are marked with an asterisk (*). These must be used in the Dorothy Dodd Room of the State Library of Florida. 

Links within the bibliographies take you to information in our State Library catalog. 

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Alachua County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Alachua County" - 10 pages. 
  • Watkins, Caroline B. The Story of Historic Micanopy. Gainesville, FL: Alachua County Historical Commission, c1976.

Baker County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Baker County" - 13 pages.

Bay County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Bay County" - 7 pages. 
  • *Womack, Marlene. Along the Bay: A pictorial history of Bay County. Norfolk, VA: Pictorial Heritage Publishing Company, c1994.

Bradford County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Bradford County" - 4 pages.

Brevard County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Brevard County" - 5 pages.

Broward County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "A brief historical sketch of Broward County" - 26 pages.

Calhoun County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Calhoun County" - 4 pages.

Charlotte County

Citrus County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Historical Sketch of Citrus County" - 4 pages.

Clay County

Collier County

Columbia County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Columbia County" and "The Courthouses of Columbia County" - total 8 pages.

Dade County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Dade County Courthouse Record" - 6 pages. "The Ceremony of Laying Cornerstone of the First Courthouse in Dade County" - 1 page. "Establishment of Dade County Government" - 7 pages. 
  • Weiss, Susan R. Miami bibliography. Historical Association of Southern Florida, 1995.

DeSoto County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Historical Sketch of DeSoto County" - 4 pages.

Dixie County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Historical Records and State Archives Survey" - 9 pages. "Creation of First Government, Erection of First Courthouse," - 5 pages.

Duval County

Escambia County

Flagler County

Franklin County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Franklin County" - 7 pages.

Gadsden County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Gadsden County" - 4 pages. 
  • Womack, Miles K. Gadsden: A Florida County in words and pictures. [Quincy]: Gadsden County Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

Gilchrist County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. "Gilchrist County Court Houses" - 1 page. "History of Gilchrist County" - 10 pages.

Glades County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Glades County, Florida" - 2 pages.

Gulf County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Gulf County" - 4 pages.

Hamilton County

Fla Manuscripts

  • * U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Hamilton County" - 3 pages. "Hamilton County Court Houses" - 3 pages.

Hardee County

Hendry County

Hernando County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Historical Sketch of Hernando County" - 4 pages. 
  • *Whitehurst, Mary K. Brooksville and Hernando County, Florida. Brooksville: Brooksville Sun, 1936.

Highlands County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Highlands County, Florida" - 3 pages. "Historical Sketch of Highlands County" - 4 pages.

Hillsborough County

 Fla Manuscripts

*U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Historical Sketch of Hillsborough County" - 6 pages.

Holmes County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Holmes County Florida, ‘Homes for Holmes’" - 1 page.

Indian River County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historic Records Survey. Typescript. "Historical Sketch of Indian River County, Florida" - 4 pages. 
  • *Vero Beach, Fla., Chamber of Commerce. Vero Beach and Indian River County. Vero Beach: Florida Opportunity Pub., 1958.

Jackson County

 Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Jackson County". -5 pages.

Jefferson County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Jefferson County" - 9 pages.

Lafayette County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Lafayette County" - 4 pages.

Lake County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Historical Sketch of Lake County" - 7 pages.

Lee County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Essay Material from Commissioners’ Minutes" - 9 pages. "Court Houses - Lee County" - 3 pages.

Leon County

Levy County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Incorporated Towns of Levy County" - 2 pages. "Levy County" - 5 pages. 
  • Verrill, Ruth. Romantic and historic Levy County. Gainesville: Storter Print Co., n.d.

Liberty County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Liberty County" - 4 pages.

Madison County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Madison County" - 7 pages.

Manatee County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Historical Sketch of Manatee County" - 5 pages. 
  • Wiggins, Jim. Manatee County. Arcadia Pub., 2007.

Marion County

Fla Manuscripts

Martin County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Martin County Florida" - 3 pages.

Monroe County

Fla Manuscripts

Nassau County 

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Brief History of Nassau County" - 2 pages.

Okaloosa County 

Okeechobee County 

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Okeechobee County, Florida" - 2 pages. 
  • *Van Landingham, Kyle S. History of Okeechobee County. Fort Pierce, Florida: VanLandingham, 1978.

Orange County 

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Historical Sketch of Orange County - Mosquito and Benton" - 16 pages.

Osceola County

Fla Manuscripts

Palm Beach County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Palm Beach County" - 4 pages.

Pasco County

Pinellas County

Polk County

Fla Manuscripts

  • * U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Origin and Development of Polk County" - 8 pages. "Polk County Boundaries" - 7 pages. "Polk County Court House" - 1 page.

Putnam County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Historical Sketch of Putnam County" - 8 pages (including "Sketch of Putnam County Court House")

St. Johns County

St. Lucie County

Fla Manuscripts

Santa Rosa County

Sarasota County

Seminole County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Seminole County" - 4 pages. "History of Court Houses, Seminole County" - 1 page. "Boundaries of Seminole County" - 3 pages.

Sumter County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Sumter County" - 4 pages.

Suwannee County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Suwannee County" - 5 pages.

Taylor County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Taylor County" - 16 pages.

Union County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "History of Union County" - 2 pages.

Volusia County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Brief History of the Court Houses of Volusia County" - 4 pages. "Spanish Block House" - 2 pages. "Volusia County" - 5 pages.

Wakulla County

Walton County

Fla Manuscripts

  • *U.S. Work Projects Administration. Historical Records Survey. Typescript. "Historical Sketch of Walton County" - 4 pages. "Illiteracy and Education" - 2 pages. "First County Officers" - 1 page. "County Seat" - 2 pages.

Washington County

Melbourne, Fla. : Florida Today, c1994.
Melbourne, Fla. : Florida Today, c1994.