History of Pasco County, Florida

RECENT UPDATES: The pages of the Jasmin Point Club Visitors Register, mostly late 1920s, can be viewed here. The October 2015 newsletter of the Zephyrhills Historical Association is here. A detailed timeline of Florida Baptist minister James Irvin Spivey by Judith Jolly is here. Articles by Judith Jolly about Bethany Baptist Church and the little-known short-lived Sandhill Baptist Church have been added. Scans of about 50 very early photos of Zephyrhills were given to us by Dr. Ronald A. Goerss of Miami. They are mostly in the Zephyrhills album, but a few are in the Zephyrhills Schools album. An article on the history of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office by Alan S. Weinstein has been added to this page. The June 2015 newsletter of the West Pasco Historical Society is here. In video clips, historian Jeff Cannon talks about the history of West Elfers Cemetery and East Elfers Cemetery and the Hudson Cemetery.

MAIN ARTICLES: Timeline - Early Residents - History of Education - Origins of Place Names - Historical Markers - Webb’s Florida (1885) - Florida Gazetteer (1886-87) - The Genesis of New Port Richey (1924) - History of Pasco County (1943) - Early Hernando County History

OTHER ARTICLES: Anclote - Aripeka - Bailey’s Bluff - Bethany Baptist Church - Bird Racks in the Gulf of Mexico - Blanton - Bradley Massacre - Archie J. Burnside - Johnny Cash - Chasco Fiesta - Chasco Inn Building - Chipco - Community Congregational Church - County Commission - Court House - Crystal Springs - Dade City - Dade City Bank of Pasco County - Dade City Coleman & Ferguson - Dade City First Baptist Church - Dade City First Presbyterian Church - Dade City First United Methodist Church - Dade City Churches - Dade City Library - Dupree Gardens - Ehren - Elfers - Ellerslie - Emmaus Baptist Church - Fire Departments of Western Pasco - Fivay - Fort King Road - Gowers Corner - Green Key - Greer - Hacienda Hotel - J. A. Hendley - Herndon - Joe Herrmann - Hudson - Hurricane of 1921 - Jessamine - Joy-Lan Drive-In Theater - Lacoochee - Lake Iola - Lake Pasadena Area - Land O’ Lakes - Lanier Bridge - Loyce - Medical Services - Meighan/Richey Suncoast Theatre - Military Service - Mohr/Roosevelt - Moon Lake - Native Americans - New Port Richey - New Port Richey/Hollywood - New Port Richey First Baptist Church - New Port Richey Library - Odessa - Orange Lake - Our Lady, Queen of Peace - Overstreet - Pasco Baptist Church - Gerard Pilz, O. S. B. - Port Richey - Port Richey Community Church - Post Offices - Railroads - Richland - Salt Springs - Samuel Pasco - Saint Joseph - San Antonio / St. Leo - San Antonio (Herrmann) - Sand Hill Baptist Church - Sand Pond - Sapling Woods - Gene Sarazen in NPR - Sass Hotel/Enchantment Inn - Seven Springs - Sheriff - Slaughter (Clay Sink) - James Irvin Spivey - Stilt Houses - Surveyors - Tarpon Springs (Pinellas Co.) - Townsend House Church - Trilby - Trilby Baptist Church - Turpentine - Father Felix Ullrich - Wesley Chapel - WGUL - Whitehurst-Whidden-Stevenson Feud - Zephyrhills - Zephyrhills 1922 Article - Zephyrhills Incorporation - Zephyrhills Colonist/News - Zephyrhills Churches - Zephyrhills Masons, Eastern Star - Zephyrhills Historical Association Newsletters - 1961 ZHS Yearbook - Zephyrhills Fire Rescue - Various Articles - Other Resources

PICTURES AND VIDEO: Historic Photos - Video Clips

This web site is maintained by Jeff Miller. See also the web site of the West Pasco Historical Society, which provided many of the photos on this site. See also my Twitter feed. Please note that the search box below does not search photo captions; there is a separate search box at flickr for the photos.