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Online Data




Census Data

Church Records/Histories

Death Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Military Records

Newspaper Data

Post Offices

Recent Website updates:

Feb 2015: WPA Church List, Fornter Cemetery, Marriages, and 1880 Census, Palmetto Marshall Murder

Sep 2014: obits for BARRETT, HEDICK, PHILLIPS, PIRE and miscellaneous news stories.




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National Site

Surrounding Counties
* Hillsborough County – north (narrow strip of Hillsborough County separates Manatee County from Pinellas County)
* Polk County – northeast corner
Hardee County – east
DeSoto County – southeast
Sarasota County – south

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