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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Crystal River, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Citrus County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Citrus County, FL (49) Hernando County, FL (20) Levy County, FL (11) Marion County, FL (54) Sumter County, FL (58)  CitrusCounty(49) Citrus County (49)  HernandoCounty(20) Hernando County (20)  LevyCounty(11) Levy County (11)  MarionCounty(54) Marion County (54)  SumterCounty(58) Sumter County (58)
Location of Crystal River, Florida
    Citrus County (49)
    Hernando County (20)
    Levy County (11)
    Marion County (54)
    Sumter County (58)
 
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1Florida (Citrus County), Crystal River — Bicentennial Park War Memorial
WW I, WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Desert Storm heroes.Map (db m3528) WM
2Florida (Citrus County), Crystal River — Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy
At one time, and for many years until the 1950's, Crystal Street was the main thoroughfare into Crystal River for travelers coming from Lecanto and Inverness. In 1907, because of its role as the gateway into Crystal River, a group of ladies from the . . . Map (db m121120) HM
3Florida (Citrus County), Crystal River — Felburn ParkMarjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
A Man-made Lake Felburn Park was once a mine. Workers mined dolomite rock, which was added to soil on farms. As they dug, miners hit a reservoir of groundwater, and the spring water started to fill the pit. They pumped out the water as it . . . Map (db m167344) HM
4Florida (Citrus County), Crystal River — Historic Crystal River Train Depot
The first railroad depot in Citrus County was located on this site soon after the completion of the county's first rail line from Dunnellon in 1887. Constructed by the Silver Springs, Ocala and Gulf Railroad, the spur line would be continued to . . . Map (db m121118) HM
5Florida (Citrus County), Crystal River — Kings Bay Park
Edwin and Mary King moved to Crystal River in 1863. They built a home nearby on the bay which came to bear their name. In 1879, a canal on the north side of the property was dug so that smaller boats could unload supplies from larger ships at the . . . Map (db m150431) HM
6Florida (Citrus County), Crystal River — Withlacoochee Bay TrailMarjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
The Price of Progress Picture massive barges, tugboats and trawlers clogging the bay. This was to be the west end of the Cross Florida Barge Canal, where the water enters the Gulf of Mexico. The canal would have impacted Florida's fresh and . . . Map (db m167343) HM
 
Apr. 20, 2021