county seat of Hernando County, Florida, United States
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Brooksville is located at the confluence of US 41 & US 98. It is 10 miles west of Interstate 75.
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- 1 Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Rd (five miles northeast of the city). The manor house on this hill was built in the early 1850s before the Civil War by Francis H. Ederington. After the Civil War, Colonel Russell Snow, Ederington's son-in-law named it Snow Hill and expanded the living space of the home. The Robins family bought the home in 1904 and renamed it Chinsegut Hill and continued its expansion as Raymond Robins worked as an advisor for seven presidents. Electricity came to the home in 1933. Following the economic crash in 1929, however, the family donated the home to the U.S. government on the basis that they could remain there and avoid paying property tax. Raymond Robins died in 1954 and the University of South Florida used the property for educational purposes. It was added the registry of historical places in 2003.
- 2 Frank Saxon House, 200 S Saxon Ave. The home was built in 1864 for Saxon's bride Tululu Hope. Despite having fought for the Confederate Army, following the war he became a representative in the Florida legislature for the county. The home was added to the register of historic places in 1998, but is in need of restoration.
- 1 Withlacoochee State Forest, 15003 Broad St, ☏ , Tracy.Pollard@FDACS.gov. Pines and cypress trees are found in the park, which was acquired by the U.S. government in the late 1930s. It came under state control in the late 1950s and is now the location of an archaeological site, along with historic general store/post office and several ghost towns.
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|Routes through Brooksville
|Macon ← Lake City ←
|→ Land O Lakes → Tampa
|Pensacola ← Homosassa Springs ←
|→ Lakeland → West Palm Beach