Red Level... Today

Red Level, located on the west side of US Hwy 19 about seven miles north of Crystal River, is named for its level terrain and its red soil. The Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment takes place at Red Level at the Holcim Mine Property each year.

Red Level...1905

     Red Level is one may say, a suburb of Crystal River. It is essentially a settlement of farmers. It is a fine grazing and farming country. The main up-to-date farmers there, are; Mr. J. J. Priest, Mr. J. B. Winnand and Mr. W. B. Edwards. These, as well as others of Red Level, have proven that a Florida farm will ensure a luxurious living to anyone who brings to it the pluck of good judgement necessary to make farming pay anywhere in the United States.
     Staple money crops at Red Level are melons, sweet potatoes and sugar cane, but other crops are raised successfully, also. Much attention is paid to the raising of good beef and pork.
     The farmers turn their cane crops into sugar and syrup themselves and they have a reputation of making as good syrup as can be made in Florida.
     The Red Level people are also progressive, especially in religious and educational matters, as is evidenced by their good school and church.

1936 Red Level Map

Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted by Linda Flowers

This Page Created Jamuary 28, 2011
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