Series Description

Census of Leon County, Florida, 1825

Series Number:

.L 69

Title / Date:

Census of Leon County, Florida, 1825

Quantity:

1 item

Biographical / Historical:

Leon County was created by an act of the Legislative Council of Florida on December 29, 1824 (Laws).  It was formed from the eastern half of Gadsden County.  The boundaries of Leon County have undergone several changes throughout the years.  When Wakulla County was created in 1843, the southern boundary of Leon County was changed.  The boundary between Leon and Jefferson counties was altered several times (1829, 1831, 1832, and 1881) before its current location was set.  The Clerk of the Circuit Court in each county serves as the official custodian of deed, marriage, and probate records.

Description:

This collection consists of the census return for Leon County, Florida, dated 1825.  The information listed includes the name of the head of the family, the number of white males over 21 years, the number of white males under 21 years, the number of white females over 21 years, the number of white females under 21 years, and the number of slaves.  The return also includes the totals for each category.

Ownership / Custodial History:

This collection was transferred from the Division of Library Services with the state census records.

Publication Note:

Published (with transcription) on the Florida Memory Project's Collections web page at http://www.floridamemory.com/collections/leoncensus/