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My name is Pat Foreman-

e-mail: BURGERPAT@aol.com

 

I am your new Okeechobee County FLGenWeb Project County Coordinator.

I also host the neighboring St. Lucie County FLGenWeb site.    

 Please contact me if you have information or material to contribute to this page, 

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.

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Okeechobee Co.

Historic Places and Events

 

People Page

Queries   

Surname Research

Cemeteries

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.
  blfhs@yahoo.com

 

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
863-763-6441

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

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

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Mailing List for Okeechobee County and Florida

Okeechobee County Mailing List - Put subscribe in the body and subject.  Choose either list or digest mode.

Florida - NE Cemeteries Mailing List - Please put subscribe in the body.  Choose list or digest mode.

Florida Mailing List -  Please put subscribe in the subject and body.  Choose list or digest mode. 

Florida Census Lookup List - Please put subscribe in the subject and body.  Choose list or digest mode. 

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 Website Directory

 

Okeechobee Area Links

Everglades Flora and Fauna
The Everglades and 10,000 Island Birds, Wildlife and More
Friends of the Everglades

The Florida Everglades Library

Who Drained the Everglades?

Lake Okeechobee, Hendy and Glades County, Florida

Florida's History Through It's Places

Hendry County Atlas

Glades County Atlas

Okeechobee County Atlas

Seminole Tribe of 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."