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Pat Foreman


Okeechobee County was formed in 1917 from Osceola, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties. Your genealogical research may take you to one or all of these. You may also find information in the Brevard County records as St. Lucie County was formed from a portion of that county in 1905.

USGenWeb Florida Archives

Okeechobee County Archives

Historic Places and Events

People Page


Surname Research


Okeechobee County Vital Records


Okeechobee Civic Links and Addresses

Big Lake Family History Society
Meetings the 2nd Tues of the Month, 7:00 pm at the Okeechobee County Public Library.


Genealogical Society Of Okeechobee
P.O. Box 371
Okeechobee, FL 34973


The Okeechobee Genealogical Society meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:30 PM at 

The Okeechobee Public Library.

LDS Family History Center 
310 S. W. 6th Street
Okeechobee, Florida


Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 NW 2nd ST
Okeechobee, FL 34972

Okeechobee Public Library

206 SW 16th Street,

Okeechobee, FL 34974

Okeechobee Times
106 S.E. 5th Street
Okeechobee, FL  34974

Other Links

Obtaining Vital Records in Florida

Look-up Volunteers
Cemetery Inscriptions of Okeechobee Co., FL:
Basinger - Fort Drum - Evergreen  (thru 1-31-2003)
Okeechobee County, FL Marriage Records Book I 1917-1927
Okeechobee County, FL Marriage Records Book II 1927 - 1937
Strolling Down Country Roads: Okeechobee County, A Pictorial History, by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson.
Evergreen Cemetery Debbie Barnes
Port Mayakka Cemetery Debbie Barnes
Your link to the Okeechobee County Genealogical Society Eve Olson

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Groups and Mailing Lists for Okeechobee County and Florida

Google Groups
Subscribe to the FLGenWeb
Okeechobee County Query Group
Visit this group

Okeechobee County Mailing List
Florida Mailing List
Florida Census Lookup List


Okeechobee County Links

City of Okeechobee

Link to current City of Okeechobee Map

Okeechobee County Map
Information and links to Okeechobee, Florida

Okeechobee Rodeo Site



Okeechobee Area Links

Friends of the Everglades

The Florida Everglades Library

Lake Okeechobee, Hendy and Glades County, Florida

Seminole Tribe of Florida
Influence of Native Americans on Florida


Okeechobee County is located in south central Florida and is named for the great lake that it borders. The primary industry is agriculture. The farms produce a bounty of winter vegetable crops due to the rich organic soils of the region. Lake Okeechobee is the largest U.S. lake without a natural outlet and is very shallow, with an average depth measuring only 14 feet. Commercial fishermen fish the lake year-round, and the bass, specs and other fish entice sports fishermen. Besides agriculture and dairying, Okeechobee County has very little industry of any size. It is home to resident wildlife and plants supported by the unique ecosystem surrounding the "Big Lake."



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