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Historical Markers in Homosassa, 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 (56) Hernando County, FL (21) Levy County, FL (15) Marion County, FL (198) Sumter County, FL (60)  CitrusCounty(56) Citrus County (56)  HernandoCounty(21) Hernando County (21)  LevyCounty(15) Levy County (15)  MarionCounty(198) Marion County (198)  SumterCounty(60) Sumter County (60)
Inverness is the county seat for Citrus County
Homosassa is in Citrus County
      Citrus County (56)  
ADJACENT TO CITRUS COUNTY
      Hernando County (21)  
      Levy County (15)  
      Marion County (198)  
      Sumter County (60)  
 
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1Florida (Citrus County), Homosassa — David Levy YuleeYulee Sugar Mill Ruins
David Levy Yulee (1810-1886) who built Florida’s first cross-state railroad, was the State’s first U.S. Senator. He came to Florida as an immigrant and rose to become an outstanding businessman and statesman. He served in Florida’s territorial . . . Map (db m175843) HM
2Florida (Citrus County), Homosassa — Kettles and OperationYulee Sugar Mill Ruins
The juice from the settling vats into the “grande,” the largest of five kettles built into the furnace below. The “grande” was also the coolest, being farthest from the “batterie” kettle under which the furnace was fired. The chimney draft pulled . . . Map (db m175848) HM
3Florida (Citrus County), Homosassa — Removing the Juice from the CaneYulee Sugar Mill Ruins
The steam powered machinery which removed the juice from the cane was located here. The fresh-cut cane was mashed between large, rotating iron cylinders and the juice was collected in vats. The crushed cane, called “bagasse,” was piled and . . . Map (db m175844) HM
4Florida (Citrus County), Homosassa — Stage Stand Cemetery
Stage Stand was a stopping place of the mail wagon run by the U.S. Army during the 1800’s. It became a cemetery by chance. The Seminole wars lasted intermittently from 1818 until 1858. During that time American settlers moved in to hunt and . . . Map (db m175841) HM
5Florida (Citrus County), Homosassa — Steam Engine and GearsYulee Sugar Mill Ruins
The steam powered machinery which removed the juice from the cane was located here. The fresh-cut cane was mashed between large, rotating iron cylinders and the juice was collected in vats. The crushed cane, called “bagasse,” was piled and . . . Map (db m175846) HM
 
 
 
 
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Nov. 27, 2022