Place:Citrus, Florida, United States

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NameCitrus
Alt namesCitrussource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates28.867°N 82.45°W
Located inFlorida, United States     (1887 - )
See alsoHernando, Florida, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Citrus County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. Its 2010 population was 141,236.[1] Its county seat is Inverness and its largest community is Homosassa Springs. The Homosassa Springs Micropolitan Statistical Area includes the entire county. Citrus County is sometimes considered a part of the Tampa Bay Area along with the counties to the south.

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History

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Citrus County was first occupied about 10,000 years ago and settled about 2,500 years ago by mound-building Native Americans that built the complex that now forms the Crystal River Archeological Site. The site was occupied for about 2,000 years. Why the complex was abandoned is currently unknown.[2]

Citrus County was created in 1887. The Citrus County area was formerly part of a Hernando County. It was named for the county's citrus trees. Citrus production declined dramatically after the "Big Freeze" of 1894-1895. Today, citrus is grown on one large grove, Bellamy Grove. Additionally, some people do have trees on their personal property.

The original Citrus County seat was Mansfield, or Mannsfeld. The county seat was moved to Inverness.

Only a street and a pond remain of the original town.[3]


Phosphate mining also played a major part in the history of the County until the end of WWII in which phosphate mining was largely moved overseas. The first newspaper of Citrus County was called the Phosphate Times. Pineola, Florida was the site of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad's "Great Train Wreck of 18 October 1956."

In the 1960s, Citrus County began to develop and housing developments such as Beverly Hills started to dominate the county.

Citrus County has one local television station that broadcasts County Commission meetings live on the first and third Tuesday of each month. In addition, Citrus County is serviced by Bay News 9, a news outlet provided by Bright House Networks.

There are two local newspapers, the Citrus County Chronicle and the Homosassa Beacon.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1887 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1890 2,394
1900 5,391
1910 6,731
1920 5,220
1930 5,516
1940 5,846
1950 6,111
1960 9,268
1970 19,196
1980 54,703
1990 93,515

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External links

www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/


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