Citrus County, Florida

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1887--'''Citrus County created 2 June 1887 from the northern most part of [[Hernando County, Florida|Hernando]] County. The original county seat was Mannfield and it was not ever intended to be the permanent county seat.  About 16 months later, the citizens decided to make the town of Inverness the county seat as it was centrally located within the county. Ironically, the Mannfield Town clerk suddenly moved the records in the middle of the night a few days before the scheduled move was to take place.
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'''1887--'''Citrus County created 2 June 1887 from the northern most part of [[Hernando County, Florida|Hernando]] County. The original county seat was Mannfield and it was not ever intended to be the permanent county seat.  About 16 months later, the citizens decided to make the town of Inverness the county seat as it was centrally located within the county. Ironically, the Mannfield Town clerk suddenly moved the records in the middle of the night a few days before the scheduled move was to take place.  
  
Currently all that is left of Mannfield is the rubbleof a few house foundations and a small cemetery.<br>'''County seat:''' Inverness <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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Currently all that is left of Mannfield is the rubbleof a few house foundations and a small cemetery.<br>'''County seat:''' Inverness <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
==== Incorporated ====
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==== Incorporated ====
  
*Crystal River
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*Crystal River  
 
*Inverness (county seat)
 
*Inverness (county seat)
  
==== Unincorporated ====
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==== Unincorporated ====
  
*Beverly Hills
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*Beverly Hills  
*Black Diamond
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*Black Diamond  
*Chassahowitzka
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*Chassahowitzka  
*Citrus Hills
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*Citrus Hills  
*Citrus Springs
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*Citrus Springs  
*Dunnellon
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*Dunnellon  
*Floral City
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*Floral City  
*Hernando
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*Hernando  
*Holder
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*Holder  
*Homosassa Springs
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*Homosassa Springs  
*Homosassa
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*Homosassa  
*Inglis
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*Inglis  
*Inverness Highlands North
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*Inverness Highlands North  
*Inverness Highlands South
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*Inverness Highlands South  
*Lecanto
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*Lecanto  
*Meadowcrest
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*Meadowcrest  
*Oak Hill
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*Oak Hill  
*Pine Ridge
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*Pine Ridge  
*Pineola
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*Pineola  
*Pleassant Grove
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*Pleassant Grove  
*Red Level
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*Red Level  
 
*Sugarmill Woods
 
*Sugarmill Woods
  
==== Former towns ====
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==== Former towns ====
  
*Mannfield (original county seat, now a ghost town)
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*Mannfield (original county seat, now a ghost town)  
*Orleans
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*Orleans  
*Stage Pond (Cemetery still remains)
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*Stage Pond (Cemetery still remains)  
*Arlington
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*Arlington  
 
*Fairmount (town site is now Meadowcrest Industrial Park)<br><br>
 
*Fairmount (town site is now Meadowcrest Industrial Park)<br><br>
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcitrus/cemeteries.html Citrus County Cemeteries] at Citrus County FLGenWeb
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcitrus/cemeteries.html Citrus County Cemeteries] at Citrus County FLGenWeb  
  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/citrus.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/citrus.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]  
  
 
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcitrus/court_records/court_inventory.html Court Records Inventory ]
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcitrus/court_records/court_inventory.html Court Records Inventory ]  
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcitrus/index.html Citrus County FLGenWeb Project]; a member of The [http://www.flgenweb.org FLGenWeb Project], an affiliate of the [[Http;//www.usgenweb.org|USGenWeb Project]]&nbsp;  
 
*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcitrus/index.html Citrus County FLGenWeb Project]; a member of The [http://www.flgenweb.org FLGenWeb Project], an affiliate of the [[Http;//www.usgenweb.org|USGenWeb Project]]&nbsp;  
 
*[[Www.usgenweb.org|USGenWeb Project]] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[[Www.usgenweb.org|USGenWeb Project]] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/flfiles.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/flfiles.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project<br>]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project<br>]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org {{FHL|Florida%2C+Citrus|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org {{FHL|Florida%2C+Citrus|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Citrus/ Citrus County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Citrus/ Citrus County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Citrus_County,_Florida]]
 
[[Category:Citrus_County,_Florida]]

Revision as of 16:50, 30 March 2011


Citrus County, Florida
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Founded June 2, 1887
County Seat Inverness
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Contents

County Courthouse

Citrus County Courthouse.JPG



History

Parent County

1887--Citrus County created 2 June 1887 from the northern most part of Hernando County. The original county seat was Mannfield and it was not ever intended to be the permanent county seat.  About 16 months later, the citizens decided to make the town of Inverness the county seat as it was centrally located within the county. Ironically, the Mannfield Town clerk suddenly moved the records in the middle of the night a few days before the scheduled move was to take place.

Currently all that is left of Mannfield is the rubbleof a few house foundations and a small cemetery.
County seat: Inverness [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Incorporated

  • Crystal River
  • Inverness (county seat)

Unincorporated

  • Beverly Hills
  • Black Diamond
  • Chassahowitzka
  • Citrus Hills
  • Citrus Springs
  • Dunnellon
  • Floral City
  • Hernando
  • Holder
  • Homosassa Springs
  • Homosassa
  • Inglis
  • Inverness Highlands North
  • Inverness Highlands South
  • Lecanto
  • Meadowcrest
  • Oak Hill
  • Pine Ridge
  • Pineola
  • Pleassant Grove
  • Red Level
  • Sugarmill Woods

Former towns

  • Mannfield (original county seat, now a ghost town)
  • Orleans
  • Stage Pond (Cemetery still remains)
  • Arlington
  • Fairmount (town site is now Meadowcrest Industrial Park)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Citrus County Cemeteries at Citrus County FLGenWeb

USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project

Church

Court

Court Records Inventory

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).