Pasco County Collection

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Pasco County Collection

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Pasco County Collection


Pasco County (Fla.)


Collection of digital images, documents, and other records depicting the history of Pasco County, Florida. Series descriptions are based on special topics, the majority of which students focused their metadata entries around.

On June 2, 1887, Pasco County was created from the southern portion of Hernando County, while the middle portion of Hernando became Citrus County. Pasco County is named in honor of Samuel Pasco, a former Confederate soldier and a U.S. Senator from 1887 to 1889. The citrus industry originally dominated the county's economy, but it declined following the Freeze of 1895. Dade City was voted the county seat in 1889. Efforts to form a separate county or to merge with Pinellas County began in 1917, as many residents complained that Dade City was not a central location for the county. Population growth increased rapidly in the 1960s. In the late 1970s, another government center was constructed in New Port Richey.


Cepero, Nancy Lynn






Pasco County, Florida
Hudson, Florida
Hudson Beach, Florida


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"About Us." Pasco County, Florida.
Pasco County Centennial Committee. Pasco County, Florida: 1887-1987 Centennial, Souvenir Magazine. Sarasota, Fla: See Publications, 1987.

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