“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Dade City, Florida

Clickable Map of Pasco 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> Pasco County, FL (73) Hernando County, FL (21) Hillsborough County, FL (327) Pinellas County, FL (100) Polk County, FL (116) Sumter County, FL (59)  PascoCounty(73) Pasco County (73)  HernandoCounty(21) Hernando County (21)  HillsboroughCounty(327) Hillsborough County (327)  PinellasCounty(100) Pinellas County (100)  PolkCounty(116) Polk County (116)  SumterCounty(59) Sumter County (59)
Dade City is the county seat for Pasco County
Dade City is in Pasco County
      Pasco County (73)  
      Hernando County (21)  
      Hillsborough County (327)  
      Pinellas County (100)  
      Polk County (116)  
      Sumter County (59)  
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1Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — 10 — As Good as GoldFlorida De Soto Trail — July 19, 1539 —
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
2Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Atlantic Coast Line Depot
Atlantic Coast Line Depot Dade City, Florida Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The Interior c. 1912Map (db m41321) HM
3Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — F-186 — Christmas Day, 1835
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
4Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Church Street Historic District
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
5Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Dade City Atlantic Coast Line Depot
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
6Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Dade City Cemetery
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
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7Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Dade City Grammar School
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
8Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Former St. Rita's Catholic Church
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
9Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — F-71 — Fort King Road
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
10Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Jones' Nursing Home
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
11Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Lanier Bridge
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 m66331) HM
12Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church
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
13Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Pasadena Church
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
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14Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — F-56 — Pasco County
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
15Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Price ParkCirca 1967
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
16Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church
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
17Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Site of Old Fort Dade
This is the site of Old Fort Dade built in 1835 and dedicated to Major Francis DadeMap (db m67111) HM
18Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Site of World War II Prisoner of War Camp
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
19Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — St. Mary's Episcopal Church
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
20Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Townsend House Church & Cemetery
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
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21Florida (Pasco County), Dade City — Whitehouse
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
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Oct. 5, 2022