“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Aripeka in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Aripeka Historic District

Aripeka Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 1, 2013
1. Aripeka Historic District Marker
Inscription. Several families settled here in 1886, establishing the community now known as Aripeka. It was named for the Aripeka Saw Mills Corporation which had adopted the name of an early 19th century Seminole leader. Originally located in Hernando County, the post office was moved across Hammock Creek into Pasco County in 1921. Early visitors included such notables as baseball great Herman "Babe" Ruth. Designated an historic site by the Pasco County Historical Preservation Committee on June 3, 1993, Aripeka remains a sleepy fishing village and, more recently, an artists' haven.
Erected 1993 by Pasco Board of County Comissioners and the Pasco County Historical Preservation Committee.
Location. 28° 25.944′ N, 82° 39.936′ W. Marker is in Aripeka, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on Aripeka Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Aripeka Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18925 Aripeka Rd, Aripeka FL 34679, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hudson Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Vereen Methodist Episcopal Church, School and Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Bayport (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Bayport Area Before Human Occupation/Bayport's First People (approx. 7.2 miles away); Bayport's Early Historic Period/Post Civil War Era (approx. 7.2 miles away); Bayport in the Civil War/The Battle of Bayport (approx. 7.3 miles away); Loyce Cemetery (approx. 9.6 miles away); Moon Lake Gardens Stone Barn (approx. 10.2 miles away).
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 43 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 28, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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