Zephyrhills in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hercules Powder Company Camp #39
Farmers and ranchers within a thirty-five mile radius contracted with Hercules to remove pine stumps, which were then shipped by rail to Brunswick, Georgia. There they were processed into naval stores, mainly rosin, turpentine, and pine oil, as well as byproducts used in paper, paints, varnishes, adhesives, asphalt emulsions, gun powder, and dynamite.
Hercules Incorporated is based in Wilmington, Delaware and operated in the Zephyrhills area for nearly forty years. This county park and nearby Zephyrhills High School and Woodland Elementary School were built on the Hercules Powder Company Camp No. 39 site.
Erected 2008 by Pasco County Board of County Commissioners and Pasco County Historical Preservation Committee and Hercules Incorporated.
Location. 28° 15.034′ N, 82° 11.193′ W. Marker is in Zephyrhills, Florida, in Pasco Touch for map. This marker is located in the closed Hercules Park as of 12-27-15. Park may reopen at a later time. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38110 CR 54, Zephyrhills FL 33542, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Endurance Run (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oakside Cemetery (approx. one mile away); GAR Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Zephyrhills Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Zephyrhills Railroad Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Zephyrhills Army Airfield (approx. 2 miles away); The Tucker Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Prospect Community (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zephyrhills.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.