Historic Markers Across Florida

Hernando County

Marker ID: FLHM F-75
Location: at the Courthouse, 20 North Main Street, Brooksville, FL
County: Hernando
Coordinates: N 28° 33.312    W 082° 23.261
  28.5552    -82.38768333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Hernando County

Hernando County originally embraced Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties. It was created by the Territorial Legislature in 1843 and named for Hernando DeSoto. In 1844 its name was changed to Benton County in honor of Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri, but his moderation during the Missouri Compromise caused extremists in the legislature to change the name back to Hernando. DeSoto, now Brooksville, was the first county seat. The present boundaries of the county were set in 1887.

F-75 Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. 1971


City: Brooksville, FL