History of Pasco County, Florida

RECENT UPDATES: Pictures from the DeCubellis Celebration of 100 Years in Pasco are on the WPHS Facebook page and in this album on Flickr. Pictures from the 2017 Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade are on the WPHS Facebook page and at Flickr here. Pictures from the Gulf High School multi-year reunion on March 25 are here. A video, the Dade City Garden Club celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2007-08, is here. A new page about the Vivian Theatre in Lacoochee has been added. The only surviving number of the Lacoochee Times (from 1928) can be seen in the Lacoochee album on Flickr. A four-minute silent movie filmed in New Port Richey in 1929 showing exterior views of the Hacienda Hotel, the Emersons, who lived on the river in a home more recently occupied by Dan Wright, towing a car on Main Street, and an unidentified man swimming in Lake Butler (now Lake Tarpon) in Tarpon Springs. We have re-uploaded this movie here to fix a technical problem. Video from the Wesley Chapel History Fair held on March 31, 2016, at PHSC is here. A 1953 article by Emily Larkin on the early meetings of the county commission is added to this page. The 1975 Hudson High School yearbook is available on Flickr here and on the WPHS Facebook page. There are now separate pages on the Booker T. Washington School and the Pine Hill Section. An article about the Dade City Banner and earlier newspapers in Dade City is here.

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 - Winifred Bridge - Archie J. Burnside - Johnny Cash - Chasco Fiesta - Chasco Inn Building - Chipco - Clay Sink (Slaughter) - Clay Sink (north of Darby) - Community Congregational Church - County Commission - Court House - Crystal Springs - Dade City - Cumpressco (Sumter County) - Dade City First Baptist Church - Dade City First Presbyterian Church - Dade City First United Methodist Church - Dade City Churches - Dade City Garden Club (coming soon) - Dade City Library - Dade City German POW’s - Darby - Dupree Gardens - Ehren - Elfers - Elfers Baptist Churches - 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 - New Port Richey Pine Hill Section - New Port Richey Press - O’Berry Family - Obituary Database - Odessa - Orange Lake - Our Lady, Queen of Peace - Overstreets/Moonshining - Owensboro - Pasco Baptist Church - Gerard Pilz, O. S. B. - Pine Hill Cemetery - Port Richey - Port Richey Community Church - Post Offices - Railroads - Richland-Lumberton-Tuckertown - 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 - James Irvin Spivey - Stilt Houses - Sumner Family - Surveyors - Tarpon Springs (Pinellas Co.) - Townsend House Church - Trilacoochee (Trilcoochee) - Trilby - Trilby Baptist Church - Turpentine - Father Felix Ullrich - Wesley Chapel - WGUL - Whitehurst-Whidden-Stevenson Feud - Zephyrhills - Zephyrhills Historical Association Newsletters - 1961 ZHS Yearbook - Various Articles - Other Resources

PICTURES AND VIDEO: Historic Photos - Video Clips - Sound Files

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.