Levy County, Florida

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Welcome to Levy County, Fl.


"This site was originally built by Melane Cox, a note of thanks is extended to her for the foundation that she established"

featuring the Genealogy and History of Levy County, Florida and its pioneers.

Reunions of the area

List of annual reunions.  Do you have or know of a annual reunion?  Please send me the info and I will include the information.

New Project: Family Tree of Levy County, Fl

I have started a online tree that is an attempt to organize the different families of Levy Co. Florida into a database.  It is always in the works; all information, sources and knowledge are included and listed.  Currently the database consists of all individuals listed on the 1850 Federal Census for Levy County, Florida.  Now, the task to entering all individuals, families, marriages and other events that makes up a family tree forward too and including the1930 Federal Census , need to be researched and entered into the data base.

Should you wish to help in this undertaking, please contact me. twparker@sprynet.com  I will be happy to send you a link to the tree and provide the credentials to edit/add individuals of the database.

 


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Snapshot History

Levy County was formed on the 10th of March 1845, from the Counties of Alachua and Marion.   Alachua was formed in 1842 from Duval and St. Johns.  Duval was formed in 1822 from the original St. Johns County.  Marion was formed in 1844 from parts of Alachua, Hillsborough, and Mosquito, now Orange County in 1845.  The County received its name from the first U.S. Senator from Florida, David Levy Yulee, whom also developed a 5,000 acre plantation on the Homosassa River.  The town of Bronson was selected to be the County Seat.

 

Physical Characteristics

Levy County is on the Gulf of Mexico, south of Gainesville and west of Ocala. It is bordered by Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Marion, and Citrus counties. The county has 1,137 square miles of area. The average January temperature is 57.9 degrees F, and the average August temperature is 82.1 degrees F. The average annual rainfall is 45.30 inches.

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Levy County Mailing list and Query board

Access the Levy County mailing list/message board, you can post, view and search the past post. This is were you can post queries or search the past queries.  In addition, each query that is posted is sent out via the Levy Co. mailing list, so if you are subscribed to the mailing list you will be notified of any new post to the message board. To subscribe to the mailing list or if you are currently subscribed and wish to make changes to your subscription click here You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them, going from one message to another.


Gladys E. Wood. (1922-2001),
 
This site is dedicated to my grandmother Gladys E. Wood. (1922-2001), Born in Cross City, Florida as the youngest daughter of Henry Leroy Wood of Chiefland, Levy Co. Fl. and the eldest daughter of Ella V. Mikell.  Though she was born in adversity, raised in times of trouble, she prevailed and created a family that is unique and truly one of a kind.  She will be remembered by all that were touched by her kindness and love.
This page was last updated on 08/30/10.

 


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