Known Cattle Dipping Vats in Marion County






Durring the period between the 1910s and the 1950s cattle vats throughout the state were filled with arsenic and other pesticides for the purpose of controling and eradicating the cattle fever tick. All farm animals were required by state law to be dipped every 14 days. There is now a concern that these abandoned vats may pose a health hazzard to the environment, therefore efforts are underway to locate these vats. The following list is the known vats located within Marion County. If you can identify the location of  any of these vats, you are encouraged to contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.







Family/Facility Sites Year


Anthony Farm 1930
Anthony Station 1930
Barker 1930
Bay Lake 1930
Belleview 1930
Bishop 1930
Blitchton 1930
Boardman 1930
Bridges 1930
Brooks 1930
Buhl 1930
Burbank 1930
Camp, Jack 1916
Camps 1930
Chambliss 1930
Citra 1930
Clary, Jim 1929
Colby 1930
Cottage Hill 1930
Dallas 1930
Dexter Creek 1930
Dobbs 1930
Dunellon 1930
Ebenezer 1930
Edwards Bros. 1916
Edwards Farm 1930
Edwards Pasture 1930
Edwards, J.L. 1930
Edwards, L. K. 1916
Fair Grounds 1930
Faussett 1930
Fig Lake 1930
Folks 1930
Ft. King 1930
Gaitskill, S. H. 1916
Gator Pond 1930
Goin, J.M. 1930
Griggs 1930
Gum Pond 1930
Habkirk 1930
Hall 1930
Henderson 1930
Hill 1930
Hires, Luther 1929
Hogan 1930
Holly 1930
Howell, C. P. 1916
Indian Lake 1930
Johnson 1930
Johnson, Clark Raye 1930
Johnson, Clark Raye Pasture 1930
Kendrick 1930
Lacota 1930
Lasayne 1930
Led Pond 1929
Long Lake 1930
Martel 1930
Martin 1930
Mathews 1930
McDermitt 1930
McIntosh 1930
McKay Farm 1930
Meadows 1930
Meffart 1930
Meffart, J. M. 1916
Millwood 1916, 1930
Moss Bluff 1930
Oeange Lake 1930
Orange Spring 1930
Potts Island 1930
Priest 1930
Pyles 1930
Ray, Walter 1916
Reddick 1930
Reddin, Leonard 1930
Redding, Rube 1930
Richardson, P. K. 1916
Salt Springs 1930
Santos 1930
Silver Springs 1930
Simmons 1930
Simonton,  1930
Sistrunk, S. T. 1916
Smith 1930
Smith Bros. 1930
Smith Lake 1930
Sparr 1930
Strickland 1930
Summerfield 1930
Tuten, Edd 1930
Turner 1930
Weirsdale 1930
Wetumpka Farm 1916, 1930
Williams 1916, 1930
Willow 1930
Willow Pond 1930
Woods-Richardson 1916
Zetrion 1930

Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted by Linda Flowers

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