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The cities and communities of Hernando County, Florida *



Brooksville (County Seat)

Garden Grove Estates

Hernando Beach


Lake Lindsey

Ridge Manor

Ridge Manor West

Spring Hill

Spring Lake

Weeki Wachee


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Information & Facts about Hernando County, Florida

"The Heart of Florida's Nature Coast"


Hernando County website

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


Elevation - The average elevation is 175 feet above sea level.

Per Capita Income: $17,589 (1995)

Median Household Income: $26,245 (1993)

Size: 477 square miles or 312,000 acres of area

Hernando County is 37 miles from East to West and 18 miles from North to South.

Hernando County is 45 minutes North of Tampa Bay in western Florida
On the western border is the Gulf of Mexico. To the north is the Chassahowitzka Swamp and the Withlacoochee State Forest in Citrus County. The eastern border is with Sumter County. On the south is Pasco County. The central portion of the county includes the county seat of Brooksville. Before 1970, most of the county population was concentrated in this area.

1980 - 44,469
1990 -101,115
1999 - 127,392
2000 - 131,700 (Projection)

Average Mean Temperature: 71.5
Winter Average Temperature: 60.8
Summer Average Temperature: 80.8
Average Rainfall - 55.76"

Established on 27 February 1843, Hernando County was named to honor Spanish explorer, Hernando Desoto. In 1844, the county name was changed to Benton for Senator Thomas H. Benton. Benton had sponsored a bill to open land for settlement in the county area. When he changed his position on the Missouri Compromise, the area residents voted to change the name back to Hernando. This return to Hernando was completed in 1850.

More history information may be found on this history page.


Hernando County Schools

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

The major industries are limestone mining & cement production, tourism, dairy products, cattle production, citrus products, forest resources, construction, some non-pollutant manufacturing and distribution.


Hernando County Public Libraries

Organizations & Groups
Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce
101 E. Fort Dade Ave.
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: 352-796-0697

Attractions & Information

Hernando County Fair

Hernando County Fair Association
6436 Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: 352-796-4552
Fax: 352-799-2842

Tourist Development Coordinator
30305 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, Fl. 34602
Phone (352)754-4405
Toll-free: 1-800-601-4580
FAX (352) 754-4406

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