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Hernando County, Florida

34601, 34613, 34614

Page Contents for Brooksville, Florida

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.




Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Brooksville is approximately 7,264 (2000), 7719 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,953 (1990), 3504 (2010).
The amount of land area in Brooksville is 11.853 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.05 sq kilometers.
The distance from Brooksville to Washington DC is 782 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 174 miles. (as the crow flies)
Brooksville is positioned 28.55 degrees north of the equator and 82.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Brooksville elevation is 175 feet above sea level.
Brooksville average annual rainfall is 55.76 inches per year
Brooksville average temperature is 71.5 degrees F.


on the west coast of Florida, about an hour drive from Tampa and 70 miles west of Orlando. Here is a map page for Brooksville.
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temperate. Here is a page with current weather information for the area.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Brooksville created by Moton Elementary School students.

Settled in 1845, Brooksville was first known as Melendez. Later, it was merged with a neighboring community, Pierceville. It wasn't until 1856 that the town was finally named Brooksville to honor Preston Brooks. Brooks was a South Carolina Congressman who was a supporter of State Rights. Brooksville was also the county seat at that time. It was officially incorporated on 13 October 1880.

A history page for Brooksville.

Brooksville, Florida & the Civil War

The Hernando Heritage Museum
601 Museum Court
Brooksville, Florida 34601
Phone: 352-796-4811
FAX: 352-799-4716
the home of the Brooksville Raid, which is an annual event that has become the largest civil war reenactment in Florida. The Hernando Heritage Museum puts on many events, is open Tuesday thru Saturday 12:00 to 3:00 for tours and accepts memberships to the museum, all of which help raise money to keep the doors open. Our website describes in detail the Museum and its activities

Click here for the Civil War trail.
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The settling of Brooksville


The founding of Brooksville


The incorporation of Brooksville

October, 13, 1880


"Brooksville - Our Town" award-winning webpage done by students at Moton Elementary School in Brooksville.

A Website for Brooksville

Brooksville is the County Seat of Hernando County

Rogers' Christmas House
103 Saxon Ave.
Brooksville, Florida 34601

World Museum of Poetry and Art

Citrus Attraction and Zoo
Boyette Groves
4355 Spring Lake Highway
Brooksville, Florida 34601

Quarry Golf Course
McKethan Park
Russell Street Park
Tom Varn Park
Tom Varn Stadium

Hernando County Fair
For More Information Contact Us At:
Hernando County Fair Association
6436 Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: 352-796-4552
Fax: 352-799-2842

The Hernando Heritage Museum
601 Museum Court
Brooksville, Florida
Phone: 352-796-4811
FAX: 352-799-4716
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Brooksville City Government

City of Brooksville
201 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34601-2041
Customer Service: (352) 544-5400
Customer Service FAX: (352) 544-5433

The Council/City Manager form of government was adopted in 1979.

Downtown Development Corporation of Brooksville
Phone: 352-796-5176


Hernando County website

Board of County Commissioners
20 North Main Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: (352) 754-4000
Fax (352) 754-4477

Brooksville Chamber

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce
101 E. Fort Dade Ave.
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: 352-796-0697
Toll-free: 800-601-4580
Fax: 352-796-3704

Brooksville Community Events

Saturday Nights
Above Ground Cafe Saturday Nights in Brooksville
Date: weekly
Place: 131 South Main Street
Time: 7 PM
The Above Ground Cafe's website is Every Saturday evening we feature free live music and other performances, such as spoken word poetry. The menu consists of a variety of smoothies, coffee, other refreshments, and desserts. This is a family-friendly atmosphere open to all ages.

Brooksville Organizations

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce
101 E. Fort Dade Ave.
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: 352-796-0697
Toll-free: 800-601-4580
Fax: 352-796-3704

Brooksville Libraries

Library Information for Brooksville.
Frederick Eugene Lykes Jr. Memorial Library
Main Library
238 Howell Ave.
Brooksville, Florida 34601
Phone: (352) 754-4043

East Hernando Branch
Sunrise Plaza
31090 Cortez Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34602
Phone: 352-754-4443

West Hernando Branch
6335 Blackbird Ave.
Brooksville, Fla.
Phone: 352-596-1077

Hernando County Public Library
Library Services Department
238 Howell Ave.
Brooksville, Fl. 34601-2849
Phone: [352] 754-4043
FAX [352] 754-4044

Brooksville Schools

Hernando County Schools
919 North Broad Street
Brooksville, Florida 34601
Phone: (352) 797-7000

Brooksville Elementary
885 N. Broad St.
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: (352) 797-7014
Fax: (352) 797-7114

Moton Elementary
7175 Emerson Road
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: (352) 797-7065


Pasco Hernando Community College
North Campus
11415 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Brooksville, Florida
Phone: (352) 796-6726 Brooksville


Brooksville also includes the areas shown as South Brooksville and North Brooksville.

The city is beginning to grow rapidly because of the new expressway between Hernando County and the Tampa area.

The population of Brooksville was:
1998 - 8,000
1999 - 7,839
2000 - 7,264

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