Okeechobee County FLGenWeb Homepage
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My name is Pat Foreman-
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.
Okeechobee Civic Links and Addresses
Lake Family History Society
Society Of Okeechobee
The Okeechobee Genealogical Society meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:30 PM at
The Okeechobee Public Library.
Family History Center
304 NW 2nd ST
Okeechobee, FL 34972
206 SW 16th Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Obtaining Vital Records in Florida
|Cemetery Inscriptions of
Okeechobee Co., FL:
Basinger - Fort Drum - Evergreen (thru 1-31-2003)
|Okeechobee County, FL Marriage Records Book I email@example.com|
|Okeechobee County, FL Marriage Records Book II 1927 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Strolling Down Country Roads: Okeechobee County, A Pictorial History, by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson.||email@example.com|
|Evergreen Cemetery||Debbie Barnes|
|Port Mayakka Cemetery||Debbie Barnes|
|Your link to the Okeechobee County Genealogical Society||Eve Olson|
Mailing List for Okeechobee County and Florida
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Florida - NE Cemeteries Mailing List - Please put subscribe in the body. Choose list or digest mode.
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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
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."