The town of Ozona was first known as "Yellow Bluff," but do to epidemics of yellow fever and the bad comparisons with the name it was changed in 1888 to Ozona. For three short years Ozona was incorporated, but the residents  decided against it and unincorporated about 1917. This quaint little community along the Gulf of Mexico south of Tarpon Springs and north of Dunedin is "old  Florida" at it's best. Sure there are the multi million dollar homes, but the landscape is dotted with decaying beach shacks as well and this mix of eclectic makes this little community an ideal place to get a taste of Florida's past. The restaurants are themed to blend into the charm of the area and adds plenty of "atmosphere."  Citrus farms and fishing were the local residents  primary method of earning a living at one time.

Ozona Tidbits

Ozona History My Life In Ozona by Jack Wallace A Pioneer...Dr. Grace Whitford Pars Brief History Of Ozona
My Life In Ozona by Enid Fishman History Of Magnolia Inn

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