Hernando County

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Hernando

Hernando County is named for Hernando De Soto, who was a Spanish explorer who travelled through Florida.

 

Created:  February 24, 1843

County Seat:

Newmansville ( Alachu )  1843 – 1844

DeSoto                            1844 – 1854

Bayport                            1854 – 1855

Pierceville                        1855 – 1856

Brooksville                       1856 – present

 

County Courthouse – Brooksville

 

Location:  20 North Main Street / West Jefferson Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William Augustine Edwards of Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor:  J  F Jenkins.

 

Description: The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds with the County Government Center on the north side.. The portico at the west side has four large white colored columns rising to a header with ornamental crest at the roof line. A wide projecting cornice runs below the third story. A smaller cornice runs below the roof line. The courtroom is located on the thirdr story. In 1994, the building was renovated. The architect was Sanford M Goldman and the contractor was Laseter Engineering & Construction Inc.

 

County Government Center – Brooksville

 

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Location:  20 North Main Street / West Jefferson Street

Built:  1988 – 1989

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Sanford M Goldman

Contractor:  Case Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The sides of the building have large glass panels divided by brick and concrete dividers. On the west side is a courtyard which joins with the old courthouse on the west side.

 

Courthouses: 

 Citrus County 

E – Sumter County

S – Pasco County

W – Gulf of Mexico 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Government Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018