History of Pasco County, Florida

RECENT UPDATES: Pictures from the Gulf High School Class of 1965 reunion are here (and also on the Facebook page of the West Pasco Historical Society, which is here). A beautiful video about the old Elfers school is here. Pictures from the 2015 Chasco boat parade are here. The 1959, 1960, and 1965 Gulf High School yearbooks have been uploaded to this page. A page about the town of Greer was added here. The Nov. 2014 newsletter of the West Pasco Historical Society is here. It features articles about the history of Gulf High football, the history of the New Port Richey Press, and a member profile of Terry Kline. In video clips, historian Jeff Cannon talks about the history of West Elfers Cemetery and East Elfers Cemetery and the Hudson Cemetery. A 1949 booklet, Holy Name Convent - The Inside Story, is available here. It was provided by Margaret Herrmann Beaumont and scanned by Eric Herrmann. The 1961 yearbook of Zephyrhills High School is here. Virginia Dew Blake has provided many old photos of the Cripe and Dew families at Pasadena and the Zephyrhills and Sand Pond schools. They are here. The 1952 Pasco High School yearbook and the 1953 Pasco High School yearbook are now available.

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 - 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 Pond - Sapling Woods - Gene Sarazen in NPR - Sass Hotel/Enchantment Inn - Seven Springs - Sheriff - Slaughter (Clay Sink) - Stilt Houses - 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. Please note that the search box below does not search photo captions; there is a separate search box at flickr for the photos.