History of Pasco County, Florida

RECENT UPDATES: 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. An article about the New Port Richey Press is here. Information about the Gulf High School Class of 1967 reunion is here. A page about the German POWs in Dade City in World War II is here. The page about the Darby School has been updated with some interesting old stories by some former students. A page about Darby is under construction. I have been given permission to import content from the wonderful EPHS web site, since it closing down in mid-2017. It covers Lacoochee and surrounding areas. Many articles from that site have been added to the Lacoochee page and the Trilby page on this site. I have separated one long article into separate articles about Clay Sink and the Clay Sink School, and both are titled and alphabetized under Clay Sink rather than Slaughter, the alternate name. (There was a second Clay Sink north of Darby.) The December 2016 issue of the West Pasco Historical Society newsletter is available on line 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 - Dade City Bank of Pasco County - Dade City Coleman & Ferguson - Cumpressco (Sumter County) - Dade City First Baptist Church - Dade City First Presbyterian Church - Dade City First United Methodist Church - Dade City Churches - 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 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.