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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
 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
1935 * now Indexed
A Guide to the Southern-Most State 
by Federal Writers' Project
Camp life in Florida: a handbook for sportsmen and settlers
edited by Charles Hallock
1945 * now Indexed
City of Okeechobee

Dade Massacre


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
LDS Research Outline for Florida


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