Inverness was established in 1889 and incorporated in 1919.
Crystal River is considered the heart of the "Nature Coast
of Florida." It was incorporated 1903. Citrus Counties well known
manatee population calls Kings Bay home and where Crystal River is
laid out. Us 19 runs south to north through the city.
City Of Crystal
Lecanto is located on 44 south-east of Crystal River. In
1900 there was a population of two hundred and eighty-nine inhabitants.
It was mostly a farming town and of the population only seventeen were
black. Some of the persons that called Lecanto home were the James
Davis, William Hart, John King and William E. McGahagins families.
Sarah McGahagins was a dressmaker and Emma Harris was a teacher. Mr.
Pearson and his family was one of the few blacks that were residing in
Lecant in 1900.
An incorporated community located around the intersection
of US 41 and Co. Rd. 491 which is the North Lecanto Hwy. West of the
intersection is the crossing for the Withlacoochee State Trail.
Located on the west side of US Hwy 19 about seven miles
north of Crystal River. Red Level Cemetery holds the grave of
civil war veteran...John Ulric Martin who lived at Citronel. The Nature
Coast Civil War Reenactment is held at Red Level at the Holcim Mine
An unincorporated community in Citrus County on the west
coast. On the 1900 census there were forty-nine inhabitants of which
four were black. Among the population was Benjamin F. Early a merchant
from Pennsylvania, a widower, the Bryant Moody family (merchant)
and Bevious V. Burt listed as a tie contractor. Edward Wheeler, James
Jones and Joseph Brown were three of the twelve farmers living in
Ozello along with four fishermen rounding out the population which
included Dupree Wheeler and Joseph Wadington.
Fairmount is a ghost town in Citrus County located under
the present site of the Meadowcrest Industrial Park. It was
settled in 1885 and had seventy-five inhabitants in 1886. By 1900
the population had risen to two hundred and included Joseph D. Bennett
the local physician. His wife and sister were both
teachers, while his sister-in-law was the postmistress. Of the two
hundred persons living in Fairmount, eighty-three were white. There was
a turpentine mill in which housed thirty-one of the black population,
while the rest worked there as day laborers. William Knight was the
manager and John White, a distiller. Among the farmers were the
families of Charles A. Miller and William James Henrick.
Stage Pond is located on State Road 480 aka Stage
Coach Trail, in South Citrus County. Population in 1885 was about two
hundred-fifty. There was a post office, general store, turpentine
still, convict camp, cemetery and a school of which, only the cemetery
remains. Stage Pond was a small thriving community as late as 1920 with
a tavern, general store, two churches and an Inn. It was on the main
coachline from Jacksonville to Hommosassa run and was a stagecoach way
station. Other then the tavern. general store and Inn, there was not
much industry in the area and was deserted by 1920 with the cessationof
the stagecoach and the advent of the automobile. The area was settled
by Sparkmans, Saddlers, Leggettes, Casons, Rooks, among others. It can
be accessed by taking State Road 480 from US 41 south of Inverness,
Florida and preceeding west aproximately ten miles.
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