LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA
We wish to thank the former
Mildred Mills Stevenson
for her work in beginning this site.
in helping with our project: Contact State Coordinator: Ray Richard
Please bear with us, some of the links on this page do not work. We are working on them.
Index of Information
Personal Web Sites
In 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Florida GenWeb Project, modeled after a project originally started in the state of Kentucky. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Florida, where collected databases and information on genealogy in the state could be stored. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of data.
This year, having been incorporated for almost 2 years, we severed our relationship with USGenWeb and are now a stand alone project. The majority of our County Coordinators opted to continue their association with FLGWPI so much of the data you are used to seeing is still on our pages. We have made an effort to boost the amount of data you are able to search.
The Florida GenWeb Project, Inc. needs your help. We are from time to time needing county sponsors. There's really nothing to it. You are not responsible for doing lookups, and don't even have to live in the county you sponsor. Take a look at the Florida County list for the unsponsored counties, located at FL-GenWeb Project, Inc., or e-mail your questions to the state coordinator. One last note, county sponsors are not the only volunteer positions. If you'd like to assist with doing look-ups, census or tombstone transcriptions, these are a few of the other volunteer positions we are always in need of. Put a little back to the place that has brought you so much.
Lafayette County was created December 23, 1856 from part of Madison County, and included at the time what is now both Lafayette and Dixie Counties. Lafayette County was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French citizen who rendered assistance to the colonies during the Revolutionary War. The famed Suwannee River forms the entire eastern boundary. The county courts first met at the home of Ariel Jones near Fayetteville. The county seat was moved from to Mayo from New Troy in 1893, and Mayo is currently Lafayette's only incorporated town. In 1921 the lower part of of the county was carved off and created into Dixie County. As other information becomes available, I will provide a link to Archive, Genealogy and Historical information as it becomes available. This information shall include photographs. Anyone having any information that is not copyrighted or if copyrighted and a release can be obtained I will include such information on the links.
The views, facts and other information posted on these pages are my own ideas and thoughts. I have not nor will I post any documentation or phototgraphs pertaining to anyone without at least a verbal authorization of the person/s involved. Unless noted I will not use any copyrighted material without the expressed written consent of the person who has original ownership of any documentation and/or photographs. Information may be freely downloaded for personal use, however I would expect that you not repost without proper recognition. Furthermore, this not a personal web site, it is open and available for anyone who has information that they'd like to share pertaining to Lafayette County Genealogy and History. This is as long as the material is not copyrighted or if copyrighted a written release is obtained by the donor and this release will be be posted on this web site.