“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hernando County, Florida

Clickable Map of Hernando County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hernando County, FL (21) Citrus County, FL (56) Pasco County, FL (88) Sumter County, FL (60)  HernandoCounty(21) Hernando County (21)  CitrusCounty(56) Citrus County (56)  PascoCounty(88) Pasco County (88)  SumterCounty(60) Sumter County (60)
Brooksville is the county seat for Hernando County
Adjacent to Hernando County, Florida
      Citrus County (56)  
      Pasco County (88)  
      Sumter County (60)  
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1 Florida, Hernando County, Bayport — F-915 — Bayport in the Civil War/The Battle of Bayport
(side 1) Bayport in the Civil War Bayport was a shallow-water gulf port town in the 1850s. The town was designated the Hernando County Seat and a port of delivery by Congress in 1854. Before the Civil War, the port shipped lumber cut . . . Map (db m110440) HM
2 Florida, Hernando County, Bayport — F-789 — Bayport's Early Historic Period/Post Civil War Era
Bayport's Early Historic Period During the First Spanish Period (1565-1763) Florida served as a military defense port. In 1763, under British control, agricultural commerce became important. Control of Florida returned to Spain in 1783. In . . . Map (db m93297) HM
3 Florida, Hernando County, Bayport — F-788 — The Bayport Area Before Human Occupation/Bayport's First People
(side 1) The Bayport Area Before Human Occupation The fossilized remains of many prehistoric animals and plants are buried in the Bayport area. During the Eocene Period, 45 million years ago (MYA), the Gulf covered this region. . . . Map (db m93296) HM
4 Florida, Hernando County, Brooksville — F-1174 — 1885 Train Depot
Side 1 In 1885, Brooksville had a population of 500. Residents depended on horse-drawn wagons and stagecoaches to transport goods and passengers to the outside world. Four innovative businessmen formed the Brooksville Railroad Association and . . . Map (db m206334) HM
5 Florida, Hernando County, Brooksville — F-510 — Chinsegut Hill
In 1842, South Carolinian Bird M. Pearson staked a claim on 160 acres and called it Mount Airy, one of the few surviving plantations in Florida and one of the oldest houses in Hernando County. Pearson built the manor house's east wing in 1847 and . . . Map (db m67006) HM
6 Florida, Hernando County, Brooksville — F-802 — Chocochatti
The first colony of Muskogee-speaking Upper Creek Indians from Alabama was established nearby in 1767. British surveyor/naturalist Bernard Romans identified the settlement as "New Yufala, planted in a beautiful and fertile plain." It later became . . . Map (db m93307) HM
7 Florida, Hernando County, Brooksville — F-75 — Hernando County
Hernando County originally embraced Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties. It was created by the Territorial Legislature in 1843 and named for Hernando DeSoto. In 1844 its name was changed to Benton County in honor of Senator Thomas Hart Benton of . . . Map (db m123567) HM
8 Florida, Hernando County, Brooksville — Hernando County Confederate Monument
(southwest side)C.S.A 1861-1865 Erected by Brooksville Chapter No. 71 United Daughters of the Confederacy June 3, 1916. ”Love Makes Memory Eternal.” Confederate Soldiers (northeast side)This monument perpetuates the . . . Map (db m132098) WM
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9 Florida, Hernando County, Brooksville — Hernando County War Memorial
In loving memory of those who gave their lives in the service of their country World War I World War II Korea Vietnam Erected by American Legion in cooperation with the Hernando County Action ‘76 Committee and the Florida State Bicentennial . . . Map (db m132461) WM
10 Florida, Hernando County, Brooksville — Historic Sidewalk
This historic sidewalk, dated January 6, 1914, was taken from the corner of Howell Ave and Olive Street in Brooksville, Fl. The sidewalks were raised to accommodate the entry and exit into horse drawn carriages, allowing passengers to be raised from . . . Map (db m169200) HM
11 Florida, Hernando County, Brooksville — Saint Stanislaus ChapelEstablished 1915
The first St. Stanislaus Church was built here in 1915 by a small group of Polish farmers who had purchased land in this area of Hernando County in an effort to begin a new community. Priests from St. Leo Abbey would come out once a month to . . . Map (db m37326) HM
12 Florida, Hernando County, Brooksville — St. Anthony the Abbot ChurchEstablished 1892 — Oldest Catholic Parish in Hernando County —
Though mass was first celebrated for Brooksville Catholics at the Hope residence on Easter Sunday 1874 by Bishop Augustin Verot, a formal Catholic mission was not established until 1892. At that time Fr. Roman Kirchner, the Benedictine Pastor of St. . . . Map (db m44010) HM
13 Florida, Hernando County, Garden Grove — F-1052 — Garden Grove
(Side 1) Garden Grove was carved out of the Chocochatti Hammock, first inhabited by the Upper Creek Nation and then by pioneer families such as the Hopes and Crums. The area remained largely undeveloped up to the 1920s. By that time, the . . . Map (db m139121) HM
14 Florida, Hernando County, Istachatta — 12 — Pressing OnwardFlorida De Soto Trail — July 23, 1539 —
It’s July 23, 1539… Conquistador Hernando de Soto and his advance guard of 12 horsemen have just passed the small Indian village of Vicela… I have decided not to stop here. We must press on further north and reach the chiefdom of . . . Map (db m126575) HM
15 Florida, Hernando County, Richloam — F-994 — Richloam General Store and Post Office
In 1921, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) decided to relocate its depot in Riverland to Richloam. Soon after, in 1922, Postmaster Lucius Sidney "Sid” Brinson moved the Riverland Post Office to the growing community of Richloam and . . . Map (db m119132) HM
16 Florida, Hernando County, Richloam — 11 — Rumors of RichesFlorida De Soto Trail — July 20, 1539 —
It’s July 20, 1539… Here at the Indian village called Luca, Calvary Captain Baltasar de Gallegos reports back to Hernando de Soto – My mission to meet with the great Chief Urriparacoxi was unsuccessful. The chief hid in the . . . Map (db m126574) HM
17 Florida, Hernando County, Ridge Manor — F-247 — Fort King Road
Shortly after Florida became a U.S. Territory, Fort Brooke was constructed at the mouth of the Hillsborough River and Fort King was established near the present site of Ocala. In 1825, work was begun by the federal government on an overland route . . . Map (db m41865) HM
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18 Florida, Hernando County, Spring Lake — Spring Lake Community Center1938
This building was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) in 1938. It was originally proposed to be a building that could be used as a polling place on election days and as a community recreation hall. The School Board saw the . . . Map (db m93387) HM
19 Florida, Hernando County, Webster — F-1005 — Richloam
This is the site of the former Schroder Land and Timber Company (SLTC) clubhouse. John Schroder, owner of the SLTC, purchased large tracts of land in Hernando and Pasco counties, including the area later known as Richloam. Built around 1916, the . . . Map (db m135933) HM
20 Florida, Hernando County, Weeki Wachee — Bayport
The interior of Central Florida opened for settlement by whites in the mid-1840s following the end of the Second Seminole War. In the absence of roads and railroads, coastal and inland waterways provided the transportation routes essential to . . . Map (db m67109) HM
21 Florida, Hernando County, Weeki Wachee — F-939 — Town of Centralia
Side 1: This site was once the location of one of Florida's largest lumber mills. As demand for insect and rot resistant cypress increased, the J.C. Turner Lumber Company began the logging of over 15,000 acres of Red Tidewater Cypress, . . . Map (db m110443) HM
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Oct. 2, 2023