The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and
won victories for liberty, human . . . — — Map (db m216793) HM WM
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, . . . — — Map (db m67108) HM
On Jessamine Road, 1.5 miles south of Blanton Road (County Route 41), on the right when traveling west.
The former town of Chipco was located here, less than six miles west of the former site of Fort Dade #2, built in 1849 during the Seminole War era. The town rose to prominence after the Civil War as an economic center. It was named in honor of Chief . . . — — Map (db m146964) HM
On Lacoochee Clay Sink Road at Clay Sink Church Road, on the right when traveling north on Lacoochee Clay Sink Road.
Harrison and Martha Ann McKinney Slaughter acquired 120 acres in this area from Jessie Sumner, May 20, 1862. The settlement that developed here was first called Slaughter after this pioneer family. Over time it became known as Clay Sink for the clay . . . — — Map (db m93385) HM
On Bougainvillea Avenue at 7th Street (U.S. 98), on the left when traveling west on Bougainvillea Avenue.
It’s July 19, 1539…
Conquistador Hernando de Soto’s army has turned northward –
We have found several Indian villages in this area. Many are abandoned but stocked full of harvested corn.
”The next day they came to the . . . — — Map (db m126566) HM
On Fort King Road just north of Grassy Hill Lane, on the right when traveling south.
On Christmas Day, 1835, Major Francis Langhorne Dade and his command of 111 men bivouacked near here by Fort King Road, which stretched 125 miles from Fort Brooke (Tampa) to Fort King (Ocala). Three days later, at a point about twenty miles north of . . . — — Map (db m136460) HM
On Church Avenue east of 15th Street, on the right when traveling east.
Church Steet, so named because of its churches, developed as a residential area in the 1880's as Dade City grew from an isolated frontier settlement to a railroad town and county seat. Of the several churches built along the street in 1890, First . . . — — Map (db m187771) HM
On Old Lakeland Highway (U.S. 98/301) near Meridian Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Built in 1912 to replace an earlier frame structure located about 1/4 mile north, this depot was the first site in Pasco County to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The adjacent track is on the site of the first rail line to . . . — — Map (db m41387) HM
On Martin Luther King Boulevard at Lakeland Road (U.S. 98), on the left when traveling east on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Oak Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery were established here in the early 1870s by Rev. R. E. Bell. Church minutes of 1877 describe the location as "Oak Grove, Florida." By 1886 it was referred to as "Dade City Baptist Church." In the early 1890s the . . . — — Map (db m10480) HM
On Martin Luther King Boulevard at 12th Street, on the left when traveling east on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Erected in 1926 as the Florida Land Boom ended, this Collegiate Gothic style building was financed by bonds of Special Tax School District No. 7. In 1934 it was conveyed to the Pasco County Board of Public Instruction.
Renamed in 1973 in memory . . . — — Map (db m67637) HM
On 5th Street south of East Southview Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
This example of pioneer-style church architecture was constructed in 1915. The bell tower was added in 1920. The church served the St. Rita congregation until 1976 when the Dade City Garden Club moved it to the present site for renovation and use as . . . — — Map (db m67638) HM
On U.S. 98/301 at Bluegrass Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 98/301. Reported missing.
Construction on Fort King Road, first known as the Military Road, was begun in 1825 north from Fort Brooke at Tampa Bay. By the 1830’s penetration had been made to Fort King near present-day Ocala, and the road assumed strategic military importance. . . . — — Map (db m129360) HM
On 5th Street south of Martin Luther King Boulevard, on the right when traveling south.
Otis E. and Naomi Scott Jones moved to Dade City in the late 1930s and soon became prominent members of the community and St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, where they served as deacon and deaconess. Nearby Naomi Jones Pyracantha Park, which Mrs. . . . — — Map (db m67682) HM
On Withlacoochee Boulevard, 0.1 miles south of River Road (U.S. 98\301), on the right when traveling east. Reported missing.
The first bridge crossing the Withlacoochee River at this site was built in the 1850s by slaves belonging to James Lanier. Replaced several times during the following century, the bridge served lumber, turpentine and cattle operations along with . . . — — Map (db m213957) HM
On 7th Street (U.S. 98/301) north of Madill Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Organized in the late 1800s at Lake Buddy, this congregation moved into Dade City and became known as Mount Zion AME Church. In 1903, with 29 members, a frame meeting house was built. It was later modified to serve as the parsonage. The present . . . — — Map (db m67654) HM
On Clinton Avenue (Alternate County Road 52) at Cove Lane, on the right when traveling east on Clinton Avenue.
This sole remaining public landmark of the town of Pasadena was built in the 1880's and, like the nearby Lakeview Highlands Hotel, served as a social center in a citrus growing community noted for its wealth until the "Great Freeze" of 1895. The . . . — — Map (db m67635) HM
On 7th Street (State Route 700), (Alternate U.S. 301), on the right when traveling north.
Pasco County was created from Hernando County on May 12, 1887. The area was first inhabited by Muscogee Indians and the first white men in the area came with Spanish explorer Panfilo de Narvaez in May, 1528. Narvaez fought the Indians near the . . . — — Map (db m41099) HM
On Meridian Avenue (Florida Route 52) at 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on Meridian Avenue.
The 14 granite panel around the base of the bandstand record and honor the names of the 1,860 military Veterans with a ‘home of record” of Pasco County, Florida that served during World War II. They crossed both great oceans to land on continents . . . — — Map (db m214836) HM WM
On Meridian Avenue (State Road 52) at 11th Street, on the left when traveling east on Meridian Avenue.
Price Park is part of the W.T. Anderson's addition (platted in 1888) and the Chas. H. Robinson's addition (platted in 1906). The park is the former site of the A.F. Price home purchased in 1917 from W.I. Porter. Alfred Francis "Frank" Price . . . — — Map (db m136020) HM
On 7th Street (U.S. 301) near Martin Luther King Blvd., on the right when traveling north.
Organized in 1896 with Rev. Henry Williams as pastor. This congregation built its first sanctuary on a nearby lot donated by W. I. Porter. That small wooden structure was dedicated August 12, 1896.
The congregation grew and the present brick . . . — — Map (db m41677) HM
On Martin Luther King Blvd, 0.1 miles east of Lakeland Road (U.S. 98), on the right when traveling east.
The demands of World War II created a shortage of agricultural workers here at home. To alleviate the problem, the Prisoner of War Special Projects Division of the United States Army established some 500 camps with a total capacity of 378,000 . . . — — Map (db m10483) HM
Near Magnolia Avenue at 11th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Organized in 1891, St. Mary's originally served Anglican settlers at Lake Pasadena. Its first resident priest, the Rev. James Neville-Thompson, was ordained there in 1892. After the "Great Freeze" in 1895 the building fell into disuse, while . . . — — Map (db m67651) HM
Captain John Townsend and his wife, Nancy, brought their family and slaves to this area from North Florida in the late 1840's. The log home they built became the center of a pioneer community and a refuge from unfriendly Indians. After 1865 when the . . . — — Map (db m67631) HM
On Lakeland Road (U.S. 98) at 301 (U.S. 301), on the left when traveling north on Lakeland Road.
Whitehouse Road marks the south boundary of land settled about 1842 by James Gibbons under the Armed Occupation Act. The first Fort Dade Post Office was established there in 1845. In that year, Gibbons' widow, Mary, wed William Kendrick, Captain of . . . — — Map (db m10474) HM
On Spring Valley Road at Sweetwater Road, on the right when traveling south on Spring Valley Road.
This church was built in 1906 by Will Heacock and Tom Jordan on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Blocker. The pioneer congregation which worshipped at Mt. Olive Church on the Dowling Place about a mile away had decided it was too far from . . . — — Map (db m67692) HM
On Bellamy Brothers Boulevard (County Road 581) south of Darby Road, on the right when traveling north.
Near this spot, on May 14, 1856, a Seminole war party attacked the home of an early settler Capt. Robert Duke Bradley of the Florida Foot Volunteers. Two of the Bradley children were killed before the Indians withdrew. This was the last such attack . . . — — Map (db m37715) HM
On Barker Drive at Grey Street, on the right when traveling north on Barker Drive.
Built 1914 of limerock white brick faced with red clay brick, this oldest two-story building of such construction in western Pasco County has served generations of school children and was used for many area activities before its renovation in 1979 . . . — — Map (db m67095) HM
Samuel and Elizabeth Pinder Baker built this "Cracker" house in 1882. A sponge hooker of mariner lineage who owned land at Baillie's Bluff, he gave it a nautical touch as well as the traditional "Dog Trot" hall through the center. Vertical wall . . . — — Map (db m67101) HM
On Old Baillies Bluff Road, 0.6 miles west of U.S. 19.
As part of the Baillie Settlement, a congregation of Methodists and Baptists established a Union Church and cemetery on this site, ca. 1876. In March 1877, the church conducted the first burial with the interment of Peter K. Baillie, pioneer settler . . . — — Map (db m67107) HM
On Moog Road just east of Yellowbird Drive, on the right when traveling east.
Once an Indian hunting ground called "Alafia," this area was surveyed by Samuel Hope in the 1840's and was successively known as "Alfiers," "The Neck," "Sapling Woods," and "Elfers" -- a variation of the Indian name. Fishing, timber and citrus . . . — — Map (db m216192) HM
This burial ground was established by the family of Isaac W. and Amanda Hudson who settled the Hudson community, originally know as Hudson's Landing. First burial was that of their daughter Melissa in 1878. This rugged pioneer family came to Florida . . . — — Map (db m67068) HM
On Hudson Avenue, 0.2 miles east of Hicks Road, on the right when traveling east.
A church and cemetery were established here in the 1880s. Stephen P. Douglas, who died in 1889, is the earliest marked burial. In 1890, Abraham and Susanna Bellamy donated the land to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in memory of her . . . — — Map (db m67069) HM
On U.S. 301/98 near Withlacoochee State Trail, on the right when traveling south.
Once the intersection of two competing railroads, the South Florida Railroad (part of the Plant System, later Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, built in 1884-85) and the Florida Railway & Navigation Company (later the Florida Central & Peninsular . . . — — Map (db m41522) HM
On Stagecoach Village Blvd, 0.4 miles west of Wesley Chapel Blvd (County Road 54), in the median.
Stagecoach Village takes its name from the coach road connecting Tampa Bay with the settlement at Chocochattee Hammock, near present-day Brooksville. The route - about 1 1/2 miles west of here - was sometimes called "Scott's Trail," having been . . . — — Map (db m61925) HM
On Ehren Cutoff Road (County Road 583) 0.1 miles west of Dupree Lakes Boulevard, on the left when traveling west.
Developed by Tampa Attorney J. Wm. Dupree, the gardens opened to the public on December 1, 1940. The attraction consisted of 900 acres of flowering trees and plants and included a lodge and a tearoom with gift shop. It also featured electric powered . . . — — Map (db m67646) HM
On Ehren Cutoff Road (County Road 583) 0.5 miles west of Ehrenl Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling west.
Ehren African American Community
The Ehren Pine Company sawmill employed a large number of local African Americans, many of whom lived in company housing. Others worked in agriculture and for the railroad.
Serving the spiritual needs . . . — — Map (db m67640) HM
On Ehren Cemetery Road, 1.2 miles south of Ehren Cutoff Road (County Road 583), on the right when traveling south.
Named by sawmill owners Frederick and Louis Muller, Ehren means "place of honor" in their native German language. Its post office opened Jan. 17, 1890 and closed in 1950. Burned and rebuilt several times, the post office was once listed in . . . — — Map (db m67650) HM
On Kent Grove Drive, 0.5 miles north of State Road 52, on the left when traveling north.
This cemetery was established about 1900 on land donated by A.O. Pierce. Marked burials date from 1912. A structure which served as church and public school has since disappeared. The surrounding community has been variously known as "Fivay . . . — — Map (db m67634) HM
On Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling south.
The Gillett-Loyce Cemetery is named for David Gillett, the land owner, and the early nearby settlement, Loyce, in 1898. Mr. Gillett donated the one-acre site in memory of his dear wife, Rosa.
Among those buried here are veterans of the War Between . . . — — Map (db m67060) HM
On Old Lakeland Road (County Road 35A), on the left when traveling east.
This oldest cemetery in Pasco County has existed since before 1855. Thomas and Sarah Tucker settled in the area about 1842 and in 1845 planted the county's first orange grove. Family history records an earlier generation of Tuckers lived in the . . . — — Map (db m13677) HM
Located one mile east of this point on the south bank of the Withlacoochee River at the crossing of the Fort King Road. The Fort, built in 1837, named for Major Francis Langhorne Dade, served for many years as a depot and observation post in the . . . — — Map (db m41170) HM
On Main Street west of Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling west.
For his lifetime of community service to residents of Pasco County as a Family Physician of 58 years, a Navy WWII Veteran and former City of New Port Richey Councilman, who in 1966 ensured that there would be continued access for emergency . . . — — Map (db m216420) HM
Near Green Key Road, 0.6 miles west of Heavens Way.
Named for the color of the abundant mangroves, Green Key was originally known as Deer Island. It was homesteaded in the early 1900s by J.G. "Gip" and Cora Brown, who built a home at the tip of the key. In 1930, a limerock causeway was constructed . . . — — Map (db m101389) HM
This plat of land (Section 6, Township 26S, Range 17E) was surveyed in January 1847 for the newly formed state of Florida by Deputy Surveyor George Watson. In 1851 the state government created the Internal Improvement Board to encourage settlement, . . . — — Map (db m4665) HM
On Moon Lake Road (County Road 587) 0.2 miles Carver Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Development of this former 9,000 acre sportsman's paradise was begun in 1933 by Ed Haley's Moon Lake Company. It opened in 1937, complete with bridle paths, native and exotic trees, flowers and shrubs, and plenty of game and fish. The lodge, casino . . . — — Map (db m67620) HM
Near Creedmoor Lane at Manistique Way, on the left when traveling south.
Constructed of native limerock in the early 1930s, this stone barn is one remaining structure of Ed Haley's Moon Lake Gardens and Dude Ranch. This barn served some thirty Kentucky bred horses for the guests' pleasure and is said to have housed the . . . — — Map (db m67625) HM
On Sims Lane at Grand Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Sims Lane.
Formerly located on Washington Street, this first permanent home for the parish was dedicated on March 9, 1919, although Mass had been celebrated since 1913 in temporary locations by priests from Saint Leo Abbey. Father Felix Ullrich, OSB, was its . . . — — Map (db m67094) HM
On Pine Hill Road at Oakleaf Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Pine Hill Road.
This burial ground was established in 1916 by ladies of the New Port Richey Civic Club in a 2.2 acre site donated by George R. Sims. The first interment was that of Clifford E. Freels in 1917.
On September 26, 1917, the Pine Hill Cemetery . . . — — Map (db m67071) HM
On Golfview Drive at Little Road, in the median on Golfview Drive.
Early residents of this area were Samuel H. Stevenson and his wife, Elizabeth, who believed in the therapeutic benefits of the mineral springs now known as Seven Springs. It became somewhat of a health resort after Stevenson created a pool by . . . — — Map (db m67645) HM
On Main Street at Grand Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
Originally named Enchantment Park, it was renamed December 16, 1924, to honor George R. Sims, early developer of New Port Richey and donor of the park and clubhouse. His wife, Marjorie, was the first Chasco Fiesta queen. The Civic Club, organized . . . — — Map (db m216422) HM
Near Little Road at Government Drive, on the right when traveling north.
One June 2, 1897, following the construction of railroads through the area, Pasco County was created by the Florida Legislature out of the southern end of Hernando. It was named to honor Samuel Pasco of Jefferson County - a native of England, . . . — — Map (db m216606) HM
On Citizens Drive at State Street when traveling east on Citizens Drive.
“Freedom is not a
cost free product
t is paid for with
of our Veterans.”
H. Norman Schwarzkopf
General, U.S. Army
World War I
Arnett, Wylie • Bekeart, John G. • Boone, Raymond L. • . . . — — Map (db m216801) WM
On Chesapeake Drive, 0.1 miles south of Park Colony Drive, on the right when traveling south. Reported missing.
Odessa was named by Peter Demens, the developer of the Orange Belt Railway, in 1888. An emigrant from Russia, he named both this community and St. Petersburg for cities in his native land.
The town had approximately 2000 residents at the height . . . — — Map (db m216576) HM
This Indian mound is all that remains of a late Weeden Island period community, probably settled about A.D. 1000 and inhabited for several hundred years. Excavations conducted in 1879 by S.T. Walker for the Smithsonian Institution indicated this was . . . — — Map (db m67070) HM
On Feb. 15, 1881, Judge Edmund F. Dunne and captain Hugh Dunne, his cousin, came across this clear lake and named it for Saint Jovita whose feast day it was. Judge Dunne established San Antonio Catholic Colony on land he received for legal services . . . — — Map (db m37721) HM
Judge Edmund F. Dunne, ex-Chief Justice of Arizona, founded the Catholic Colony of San Antonio, Florida in 1881. Judge Dunne was a distinguished Catholic layman, a famous jurist, an editor, linguist, horticulturist, world traveler, and life long . . . — — Map (db m37720) HM
On Main Street at Pennsylvania Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
Joseph J. "Joe" Herrmann
Lucius Herrmann, a baker, who emigrated from Germany in 1900, married Helen Veronica McSweeney in Ohio in 1911. They settled in San Antonio, Florida, in 1925. In 1935, their son, Joe Herrmann, married Rose, the . . . — — Map (db m136017) HM
Near Tradition Road, 0.4 miles west of Lake Jovita Boulevard, on the left when traveling west.
Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club incorporates the site of W.E. Currie's Lake Jovita Club of the 1920s and 30s. Gene Sarazen, a leading professional golfer of that era, considered the course-designed by Stiles & VanKleete-one of the best in . . . — — Map (db m67629) HM
On Prospect Road (County Road 579A) at Handcart Road (County Road 579), on the right when traveling west on Prospect Road. Reported missing.
Once home to the Eufaula Indians, Prospect Community, also known as Gaskin Settlement, was west of Lake Buddy and Lake Pasadena.
In 1842, Jacob Wells was the first recorded settler in the area. His sister, Elizabeth Jane Osburn, and her . . . — — Map (db m67630) HM
On Massachusetts Avenue (St. Anthony Way) west of Joe Herrmann Drive, on the left when traveling west.
In thanksgiving for a prayer answered, Judge Edmund F. Dunne began the Catholic Colony of San Antonio in 1882 and built its first church the following year at this site. Reminiscent of what he saw in Europe, the church (rather than a municipal . . . — — Map (db m40500) HM
Mrs. Cecelia Morse started the first school in San Antonio in 1883. The Benedectine Sisters assumed administration in 1889. This red brick schoolhouse was built in 1922 at a cost of 22,000 dollars eleven years after the adjacent church had been . . . — — Map (db m37532) HM
On St. Joe Road (County Road 578) east of Lake Lola Road/Scharbar Road, on the left when traveling east.
The St. Joseph community was founded by German Catholic immigrants who migrated to Florida from Minnesota. In March 1883, Andrew Barthle visited the area and in June 1883 his older brother, Bernard A. Barthle, established the first permanent . . . — — Map (db m37719) HM
On Trilby Cemetery Road, 0.3 miles west of A D May Road, on the right when traveling north.
Serving the community of Trilby--previously known as McLeod Settlement then Macon--the first burials in this cemetery were probably made not long after the McLeod family settled east of here in the 1870s. The earliest marked graves are in the . . . — — Map (db m67684) HM
On Trilby Road (County Road 575) at Old Trilby Road, on the left when traveling west on Trilby Road.
Organized by the Rev. T.H. Sistrunk in 1897 and built by the 12 charter members a year later, this original frame church and steeple of pioneer design has long been a center of community activities. Moved from near the railroad coalchute to the . . . — — Map (db m67694) HM
On State Road 54 at Penny Royal Road, on the right when traveling east on State Road 54.
By 1884 Mary Jane Godwin had applied for a Homestead Patent for 160 acres of land along present day S.R. 54. She received a two-acre parcel of this land on January 27, 1890, one acre for the cemetery and one acre for the church-Double Branch . . . — — Map (db m101055) HM
Near Interstate 75 (at milepost 278), 1 mile south of Wesley Chapel Blvd (State Road FL-54).
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because
of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform.
Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and
won victories for . . . — — Map (db m131647) WM
On McKendree Road, 1.3 miles north of Overpass Road, on the right when traveling east.
Donated by Julia Elizabeth Holton Benner in the 1880's, the cemetery's two acres were deeded to the Holton Cemetery Association by Mark H. and S. Louise Holton, on June 5, 1905 without benefit of a survey. When the adjacent property sold in 1961, it . . . — — Map (db m93391) HM
On State Road 54 at Woodbine Drive, on the right when traveling east on State Road 54.
The pioneer Boyett(e), Gillett(e), Godwin, and Kersey families received land grants in the area in the 1840s. The real influx of settlers, however, began around the War Between the States when the Stanleys and Coopers arrived. . . . — — Map (db m67673) HM
On South Avenue east of Depot Lane, on the right when traveling east.
It’s July 18, 1539…
Hernando de Soto’s army has crossed the nearby grasslands they call the green desert –
We could find no water in this lush green environment. Due to the intense summer sun, many of our men have succumbed to heat . . . — — Map (db m126573) HM
On 8th Street just north of 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Union Civil War veterans and townspeople constructed this largest frame building in the county about 1910 as a meeting place for Garfield Post 39, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), and a community center. The city, as requested by Women's Relief . . . — — Map (db m93009) HM
Near County Road 54, 0.2 miles east of Gall Boulevard (U.S. 301), on the right when traveling east. Reported missing.
The Hercules Powder Company Camp No. 39 was established on this site in September 1946. It was an eighty acre tract with sixty to seventy company built pre-fabricated homes rented to employees for four dollars per room per month; some employees . . . — — Map (db m213955) HM
On 1st Street just south of 11th Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Deeded by Zephyrhills Colony Co. to the Oakside Cemetery Association in November 1911 this hallowed tract is the burying ground of veterans of six wars in which the United States of America has been involved -- the Civil War, Spanish-American War, . . . — — Map (db m93007) HM
Near U.S. 301 at County Road 54, on the right when traveling north. Reported missing.
On November 23-26, 1909, an automobile road race was held to promote the need for “good roads” in Florida. “The Great Endurance Run,” as it was called, was sponsored by “The Tampa Daily Times” under the auspices . . . — — Map (db m3257) HM
On South Avenue, 0.2 miles east of Airport Road, on the right when traveling east.
Constructed as part of a group of state and WPA projects, major expansion of the airfield began in 1941 when it became home to U.S. Army Air Corps training facilities in preparation for WWII. It was in full operation by 1943, providing advanced . . . — — Map (db m93004) HM
On South Avenue near Summer Hill Drive, on the right when traveling east.
The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot was built in 1927 and used for a passenger and freight services. This structure represents the architectural style of the early 1900s; large extended eaves, outdoor platforms, segregated waiting rooms.
This . . . — — Map (db m41501) HM
On South Ave near Summer Hill Drive, on the right when traveling east.
The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACLR) Depot was built in 1927 and was used as a station/depot for passenger service and for shipping citrus, produce and other goods, thereby stimulating economic development and residential settlement. Railroad . . . — — Map (db m41458) HM