Hernando County is on the western edge of the State of Florida near the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Desoto was established in 1840, in what is now Hernando County, in the present day city of Brooksville, to protect settlers in the area from Native Americans. A trading post and way station were established to accommodate travelers en route to Tampa. Hernando County was officially established in 1843 two years before Florida was admitted into the Union. Hernando County supplied foodstuffs, lumber and cotton to the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Hernando County is the geographic center of the state. At the time of the 2010 census the population of Hernando County was 172,778. Brooksville is the county seat, and the largest community in Brooksville is Spring Hill. Hernando County is considered to be in the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area. Hernando was considered to be the 35th fastest-growing county in the country and 2005. Hernando County has a total area of 589 square miles of which 573 square miles is land and 116 square miles is water. The elevation of the county ranges from mean sea level near the Gulf Coast to a height of 269 feet at Chinsegut Hill. Adjacent counties are Citrus County to the north, Sumter County to the east, Pasco County to the south, and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the west. The county is flanked by Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area on the western edge of the county, and Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge is in the northeast corner of the county. The town of Brooksville is the center of the county. Access to great highways facilitates travel in the area. Interstate 75 runs north to south along the eastern edge of the county. Highway 41 runs north to south from Masaryktown north through Brooksville, and Highway 19 runs north to south on the eastern edge of Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area. The Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area provides a variety of recreational opportunities including hunting, target practice, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and even a eight mile long self-guided scenic driving tour. Animals such as feral hogs, deer, small game, and waterfowl can be seen in the preserve. Migratory wildlife, otters, bobcats and black bear also live in this splendid wildlife rich area.
The average listing price for a single-family home in Hernando county is around $219,267 with prices going as high as $5,500,000. The price for a newly constructed single-family home in Hernando County starts around $165,000 and goes up to $654,000. Some communities where new homes are being built are Royal Highlands in Weeki Wachee Florida, Trillium and Sherman Hills in Brooksville, and Spring Hill and Crown Point in the town of Spring Hill Florida.
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