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Hello, below please find what I hope will prove to be very useful information to aid you in your search of our County.  You will find here; addresses of important places, some telephone numbers that might be helpful, the names of all of our Churches, Historical Societies, Libraries, Funeral Homes etc and when available a contact person to help you once you reach the sourse that you need.  Also contained here are helpful and useful links to other sites that I felt might be of interest to you!

Avon Park Library Sebring Library Lake Placid
Avon Park Library
100 N. Museum Ave.
Avon Park, FL  33825
(863) 452-3803
Sebring Library
319 W. Center Ave.
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 402-6716
Lake Placid Library
47 Park Dr.
Lake Placid, FL  33852
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HCGS Library



Highlands County Genealogical Society
Library collection is located on the circle in Sebring, (Chamber of Commerce Building)
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Daughters of the American Revolution
The Chapter meetings are held the first Monday of each month, October thru May. Social Hour 1:30 pm. Meeting 2pm.
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 839 Howe's Way, a driveway off of W Martin Rd (just off US 27 South), Avon Park, FL
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United Daughters of the Confederacy
Captain John Wesley Whiddon 2501
Lake Placid Chapter
Library collection is located at Lake Placid Library - 47 Park Drive
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Avon Park Museum

Sebring Historical Library

LP Historical Society

Avon Park Depot Museum
3 North Museum Ave.
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 453-3525
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Sebring Historical Society
319 W Center Ave.
Sebring, FL  33870
(863) 699-3705
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The Historical Society of
Greater Lake Placid
19 W. Park Ave.
(863) 465-1771

Open Sep thru May, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Health Department

Court House

Mormon Library

Highlands County Health Dept.
7205 S. George Blvd.
Sebring, FL  33872
Attn: Vital Records Dept.
(941) 386-6040
(Birth & Death Records)
Highlands County Courthouse
430 S. Commerce Ave.
Sebring, FL  33870
Attn: Recording Dept.
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Family History Center
3235 Grand Prix Drive
Sebring, FL  33870
(863) 382-1822

Florida State Archives

Florida State Archives
R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

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You must use this address if you are requesting Pension Records for someonewho served from Florida during the Civil War or before and drew a Pension and served as a Confedrate.   The National Archives does not house that information on the men who were Confedrates.  I hold a copy of the list for all states in the US if Florida does not apply to you and you need the address for another state send me an e-mail message requesting the address for the State that you need and I'll get the information out to you.  Remember this is for PENSION records only! And only for men who fought on the CONFEDRATE side.   All other records are at the National Archives and Records Administration Washington, DC 20408.

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This page created: May 1, 1997
Last modified: November 6, 2008

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