History of Pasco County, Florida

RECENT UPDATES: Three video clips about the San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival have been added to our video clips. A video clip of an interview with Frances Mallett about the early days in New Port Richey is here. Many pictures of Wesley Chapel from the new book Images of America: Wesley Chapel by Madonna Jervis Wise can be seen here. The September 2016 newsletter of the Zephyrhills Historical Association is here. The July 2016 issue of the West Pasco Historical Society newsletter is available on line here. A document, previously unknown to us, titled “Random Thoughts” by J. A. Hendley, an early resident of Dade City, was provided by Jack Malarkey. It has been added to the history of Pasco County written by Hendley here. A page about Winifred Bridge, an early resident of Dade City, has been added here. A small collection of old envelopes and post cards with early Pasco County postmarks is here. Most were provided by Jack Malarkey.

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 - 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 - Obituary Database - Odessa - Orange Lake - Our Lady, Queen of Peace - Overstreet - 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 - 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 - 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.