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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. 

Maps showing creation of Florida's counties

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

Hamilton County

Early history of Hamilton County, Florida: Bicentennial project…compiled by Cora Hinton. Jasper: [s.n.], 1983. 

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

Cover photo of Black American Series: Hernando County, Florida by Imani D. Asukile

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

Cover photo for Indian River County by Indian River Genealogical Society

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.

 

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