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Welcome to the 
Okeechobee County GenWeb Project

 
 
Okeechobee County was created in 1917. 

It was named for the 
Lake Okeechobee, 
which was itself named for 
Hitchiti words
oka (water) and chobi (big).

Hotel Southland - Okeechobee City built 1925/26
 Okeechobee County in red

 

 
Resource Links
FamilySearch
 
 The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee County
Florida Death Index  1877 - 1939
 Polk County 1895 Map
 
Florida Marriages 1837 - 1974
Osceloa 1895 Map
Okeechobee Florida; 
A Pictorial Historical
Florida Censuses  - 
 World War I Service Cards
 

History of Okeechobee County 

Kyle S. VanLandingham and Alma Hetherington
1978 
1885
 
 
1935 * now Indexed
 Florida: 
A Guide to the Southern-Most State 
by Federal Writers' Project
1956
Camp life in Florida: a handbook for sportsmen and settlers
edited by Charles Hallock
1876
1945 * now Indexed
City of Okeechobee

Dade Massacre

 FamilySearch


Native Americans
THE Seminole War Period: 1835-1860
Preserving their Dignity
Tampa Bay Magazine Jan-Feb 1991
[Seminole] Indian Affairs: (Treaties) 
by United States, Charles Joseph Kappler  1904
A narrative of the early days and remembrances of Oceola Nikkanochee, ... 
by Andrew Welch  1841

Okeechobee County Mailing List
Okeechobee County Message Board
Findagrave for Okeechobee County
 

 
Neighboring Counties
 
 
 and their origination dates
 
Glades       1921
 
Martin         1925
Hendry       1923
Osceola       1887
Highlands    1921
Palm Beach  1909
 Indian River  1925
 
Polk             1861
 
 Florida County Links
St. Lucie       1905
 

USGenWeb Project
Florida GenWeb Project, Inc.
 
 Florida State Coordinator
Fran Smith
Florida Executions
 
Search the Florida USGenWeb Archives Project
Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials (PALMM)
Florida - USGenWeb Archives
State Archives of Florida
Florida History Links
World GenWeb Project
Florida Resources via RootsWeb
Linkpendium
LDS Research Outline for Florida

 

WorldConnect
FamilySearch
Rootsweb Message Boards - Region
Genforum - Region
Rootsweb Message Boards - Surname
Genforum - Surnames
 
 

Suggests, comments & donations of material are welcomed

Okeechobee County Coordinator Laura Lee Scott

a part of the OriginalFLGenWeb Project, Inc.
 

Updated February 5, 2013

This page copyrighted by Laura Lee Scott   2010 - 2013

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