“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brooksville, 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 (73) Sumter County, FL (60)  HernandoCounty(21) Hernando County (21)  CitrusCounty(56) Citrus County (56)  PascoCounty(73) Pasco County (73)  SumterCounty(60) Sumter County (60)
Brooksville is the county seat for Hernando County
Brooksville is in Hernando County
      Hernando County (21)  
      Citrus County (56)  
      Pasco County (73)  
      Sumter County (60)  
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1Florida (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
2Florida (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
3Florida (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
4Florida (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
5Florida (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
6Florida (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
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7Florida (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
8Florida (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
9Florida (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
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Nov. 28, 2022