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Hernando County Marker, Brooksville, Fl.

This marker is located at the Courthouse in Brooksville, in Hernando County, Florida.

It reads as :

" 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."

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28.55506389, -82.38780833

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Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Hernando County Marker; Hernando County; Hernando DeSoto; Brooksville (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- Brooksville.; Images


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