207 Courthouse Square Along the way, the road makes sharper curves towards the southeast. Nine years later, when the Fire House was moved, the library expanded to use the entire space. Citrus County Sheriffs Office is currently searching for Antonio Cutrona, a 17 year old white male runaway juvenile. Thank you for helping keep our destination pristine and enjoyable for everyone! [9], There are a number of uninhabited and/or sparsely inhabited coastal islands that can be accessed via watercraft. After the libraries joined the Central Florida Regional Library System, the City of Crystal River donated two lots of land for the building of a new library. The road takes a slight curve before approaching the same power lines it crossed west of Holder, and returns to the northeast once again. Submit yours here >>, Come explore the last 100 years of the City of Crystal River at the pop-up exhibit. Most of the surroundings are either residential or wetlands, with the occasional bed and breakfast. The legendary Dr. After crossing a power line right-of-way and the entrance to a state forest fire tower, County Road 581 officially enters the Inverness City Limits, where it encounters the aptly named "Public Works Boulevard" which leads to the Inverness City Department of Public Works building, and then passes by the Pleasant Grove Elementary School, and after this the First Baptist Church of Inverness. Citrus County was created in 1887. Like its Hernando County counterpart, it runs through local farm and ranch land with the occasional private dirt road intersection. Live DJ - Car Competition - Food Vendors. Paint, sip, and have fun! Homosassa , FL 34446. This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. Artists and craft vendors. The Citrus County area was formerly part of Hernando County. As of the census[21] of 2000, 118,085 people, 52,634 households, and 36,317 families resided in the county. It passes between two trailer parks and a former Union 76 gas station before the intersection with Citrus County Road 488, a road spanning from Red Level to Citrus Springs. The first major intersection in this community is at West Roosevelt Boulevard and North Modelwood Drive, the former of which is the first gateway through Beverly Hills. It was formerly designated as SR 491.[9]. This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. Citrus County Sheriff's Office. From there it passes through some tree farms, then encounters a grade crossing with a railroad line leading to the Crystal River 3 Nuclear Power Plant, and a second power line right-of-way right after that. Commissioner Scott Carnahan said, "I don't want the New York Times in this county. The building was part of a $1.5 million town center and linear park on Orange Avenue and replaced the old facility. One of the Only Places in the World Where Vacationers can Swim Alongside the Threatened Florida Manatee. Free entry. No person is to be discriminated against in employment or services provided because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, co-occurring . [28], The Citrus County Library System offers a PAWS to Read program where elementary school-aged children can enhance their literacy skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. East of South Gleneagle Terrace is an eastbound driveway to a power substation, and then a power line right-of-way running directly north and south, which is also next to the right-of-way for a future extension of the Suncoast Parkway. The Citrus County newspaper of record is the Citrus County Chronicle, a daily. In 1965, those that wished to expand the library visited homes asking for donations of $1 from each. It does not store any personal data. It runs west to east from US 41 north of Floral City, where it crosses the Withlacoochee State Trail, then former County Road 39 (Old Floral City Avenue)[3] before finally ending within the Withlapopka Islands. [1] Its county seat is Inverness, [2] and its largest community is Homosassa Springs . Whether heading on a camping trip, putting up guests or creating more sleeping space for a kids slumber party, air mattresses are useful to have. After crossing one last power line, County Road 480 ends at US 41 south of Floral City, with turning ramps on the northwest and southwest corners of the intersection. Copyright 2023 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. Citrus County Road 581 curves straight east for the last time at the intersections of North Hooty Point Road and North Junglecamp Road before it finally terminates at a dead end on the southwest coast of the Withlacoochee River, which contains a small dock and boat launching ramp.[17]. Other lines that used to run through Citrus were either converted into rail trails such as the Cross Town Trail in Crystal River and Withlacoochee State Trail in eastern Citrus County or abandoned. A new era of the SRL begins on Saturday in Florida, The eight-race season for the touring Sportsman series began on January 8th. When a permanent home could not be found for Lucifer, then-Governor Lawton Chiles named him an "honorary citizen of the state" thus allowing him to remain at the Park.[13]. [36] Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. Live music. A new branch location was built and opened on May 1, 2009. The route was once former SR 486. The population density was 78 square kilometres (30sqmi). Surrounding the library is the Floral City Heritage Museum and Country Store, the Floral City Masonic Lodge, and Community House. Just as it approaches a series of medical offices, the road curves to the northwest and then at the County Department of Mosquito Control office, curves to the northeast, where it will stay through much of the county. [8], According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 773 square miles (2,000km2), of which 582 square miles (1,510km2) is land and 192 square miles (500km2) (24.8%) is water. Continuing from the Hernando-Citrus County Line in Lake Lindsey, Hernando CR 481 (Snow Memorial Highway) becomes Citrus County Road 581 and is renamed South Pleasant Grove Road. After the Big Freeze the next major industry was phosphate mining, which continued until World War I. [40] Spectrum and Comcast serve different areas of Citrus County, with Spectrum serving the western part of the county, including Crystal River; and Comcast serving Inverness, and the eastern county communities; these systems offer most Tampa Bay stations, plus selected channels from the Orlando and Gainesville markets. The first intersection along East Norvelle Bryant Highway is the gateway to The Villages of Citrus Hills, but only after passing a nearby hotel on the south side of the road. The first section of County Road 39 enters Pineola from Istachatta at the Hernando-Citrus County Line, where it resumes its designation as County Road 39 from County Road 439 (Hernando County, Florida). This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. 270 were here. Crystal River Main Street Originally, the libraries within Citrus County were separate and overseen by different local organizations. Homosassa Mullet Toss and Spring Festival, Classic Car Show Competition & Drive-In Movie, Bingo - Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. County Road 494 runs along West Ozello Trail in West Central Citrus County. It runs west to east as West Halls River Road from the Homosassa River in Homosassa to US 1998CR 490 in Homosassa Springs. The road also passes various government offices, before intersecting with SR 44. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other. The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is looking for your assistance in locating two local runaway juveniles. County Road 39A, is a suffixed alternate of CR 39. (2.12.22) Replay Part 1&2 Of The 2022 SRL National At Citrus County Speedway. With festivals, arts & craft shows, and even music competitions happening year-round, there is always something new to explore here. No person is to be discriminated against in . Market at the Depot, 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month. Florida's Premiere Short Track Venue A second paper, The Newscaster, also circulates in Citrus County but is located in neighboring Marion County. Citrus County is a county located on the west central coast of the U.S. state of Florida. The road curves slightly to the east before it approaches the south end of North Lecanto Highway, a gateway road to Citrus Springs, then approaches the Sandy Oaks RV Resort near the power line ROW leading from the former Crystal River 3 Nuclear Power Plant, and after this the gateway to Central Ridge District Park,[11] before the road turns straight east and enters Holder, where it passes the Withlacoochee State Trail trailheads two blocks before intersecting US 41, which up until the Autumn of 2010 was a blinker-light intersection that was replaced as a normal signalized intersection. Curving to the northeast north of West Glendale Court, the road momentarily runs close to Lake Rousseau, but the view of the water is obstructed by woodlands, and later a farm field. The road curves northeast again and climbs a hill as it intersects South Coleman Avenue while doing so. The County has been trending heavily Republican for the past few decades, with Democratic registration actually declining for at least the past 15 years. This segment is generally rural with random residencies and local businesses lining the road, which curves east just before the intersection with a dirt road named North MacArthur Terrace, and maintains the same sporadic houses and businesses as before. The route doesn't leave the island until the bridge east of North Shadow Wood Drive, and then curves slightly to the northeast. From there the road passes the Citrus Campus of the Central Florida Community College, and a local business before a signalized intersection with the Crystal River Quarries, and the Lecanto Educational Complex, which includes Lecanto High School. The overlap with SR 44 ends at Davidson Avenue when CR 581 turns north then crosses US 41, which joins SR 44 in its own overlap one block east. Citrus County has voted Republican in national elections since 2000 and has voted Republican in state and local races before the 21st century. Recommended. The first street that passes for a major intersection along CR 486 in County Road 491 (Lecanto Highway). The library was then renamed to The Coastal Region Library.[34]. After the eastern terminus of Cardinal Lane the road makes a reverse curve to the right and passes an dirt road named for the nearby ghost town of Mannsfield, which is located somewhere in the forest. 0.1 of a mile east of West Lykes Trail, the road makes a slight curve to the left, but still continues to run northeast and southwest. County Road 491 is Lecanto Highway, a bi-county south to north road that begins at the Hernando-Citrus County Line in Oak Grove near the Withlacoochee State Forest, and ends at SR 200 in Stoke's Ferry, just south of the intersection with the northern segment of CR 39. [29] It also has several other children/teen programs and adult recreational classes. Rain or shine we've got you covered under the pavilion. It then descends into the woods, but climbs another hill between South Portage Point, and South Old Jones Road, before going downhill once again. [10] While some of the Citrus County islands are state lands thus available for public use for recreational opportunities, many other Citrus County islands are private property and are either wholly or partially owned by private parties.[11]. It is published by Landmark Media Enterprises. [1] Though another CR 480 exists in nearby Hernando County, Citrus CR 480 has no connection to that route. In 1969, the library moved slightly south to inhabit part of the Fire House. Plan your visit around one of our biggest 2023 Discover Crystal River Florida. Males had a median income of $28,091 versus $21,408 for females. County Road 486 runs entirely along West Norvelle Bryant Highway. Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. The road is named South Istachatta Road and it winds along the Withlacoochee State Trail, but eventually the trail moves to the northwest. Some small businesses begin to pop up on the east side after the intersection with East Amy Lane when the route skirts the western edge of Inverness Highlands South. The SRL National Super Late Models make their debut this weekend in Florida. Every year the library hosts two book sales (spring and fall) to raise funds for more materials and programs. After curving to the southeast, two nearly identical gateways can be found at both ends of East Crescent Drive which has the Point O' Woods Clubhouse between the two ends. Fresh produce, beef, seafood, jams & Homosassa Mullet Toss and Spring Festival. Just as CR 39 was a former segment of SR 39, CR 39A was formerly designated as SR 39A.[1]. Join us at Town Square every first Friday of the month for live music, shopping vendors, lawn games, food trucks, and more. County Road 480 runs through five roads in southern Citrus County. The opposite side of the road is a large ranch field. Market at the Depot, 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month. Within Floral City itself, it is called East Orange Avenue, and passes through the Floral City Historic District, while east of the city it is known as East Bushnell Road. Before North Apopka Avenue continues to the boat ramp named for the street,[4] CR 470 leaves to the northeast at East Vine Street, and eventually turns onto East Gospel Island Trail, where it immediately crosses the Franklin Hair Bridge to reach the island the road was named after. After SR 44, CR 491 narrows down to two lanes and descends into a valley, especially as it approached the road to the Lecanto Post Office. [8] A Special Library Taxing District was created by the voters in March 1984. General Highway Map, Hernando County, December 1974, reprinted January 1979. It was believed the teen might have been in Pinellas County after her disappearance on New Years Day. https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf. Of the 52,634 households, 19% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31% were not families. Paint, sip, and have fun! Staff participates in Heritage Days which is a weekend-long celebration of the founding of Floral City. Touch for map. #CITRUSCOUNTY MISSING JUVENILE RUNAWAYS JOHN THOMAS & KYLEIGH THOMAS On August 7, 2022 Citrus County Sheriff's Office received a report of two sibling runaway juveniles. 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[7] At the Homosassa Elementary School, the route shifts to West Yulee Drive and runs east, as it is intended to. Marker can be reached from East Orange Avenue (County Road 48) just east of South Florida Avenue (U.S. 41), on the left when traveling east. Atypical Adventures in the Sunshine State, Watch Videos for a Virtual Trip to Discover Crystal River >>, Homosassa Mullet Toss and Spring Festival, Classic Car Show Competition & Drive-In Movie, Bingo - Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Citrus County Road 480 officially begins at the Chassahowitzka River County Park Boat Ramp along the south side of the river at the western end of West Miss Maggie Drive. 559 N Citrus Avenue Deputies are searching for Damon Keegan, a 5 feet tall, 100 pound boy with short dirty. CR 480 skirts the southern border of Oak Grove where it intersects CR 491 and the street name changes to West Stage Coach Trail, and re-enters the Citrus Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest. Runaway Ranch & Stables, Stable in 2407 Pinewood Dr, Chipley, Florida 32428. [6], The original Citrus County seat was Mannfield (incorrectly spelled Mansfield or Mannsfeld in some sources). Health care dominates the work force.[22]. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance". Racing America & Speed51 Trademarks are owned by RTA Media Holdings, LLC. List of county roads in Citrus County, Florida, Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Sarasota television market, National Register of Historic Places listings in Citrus County, Florida, "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Citrus County, Florida", "Citrus County Florida INDEPENDENT History & Genealogy Page", "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990", "Hurricane Evacuation Routes-Citrus County", http://gis.pa.citrus.fl.us/website/ccpa%5Fapp/viewer.htm?Title=ArcIMS%20HTML%20Viewer, Florida Places, Homosassa Springs: Florida Environment Radio, "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990", "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. You may unsubscribe at any time. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race. The area covered by present-day Citrus County is thought to have been first occupied at least 10,000 years ago. It was believed the teen might have been in Pinellas County after her disappearance on New Year's Day. Close to holidays, the branch hosts themed activities and small parties for children. 286 North Apopka Avenue Planned industrial development surrounding the construction of the Cross Florida Barge Canal never came to fruition when the partially-built canal was terminated after environmental opposition. County Road 44 (often marked as County Road 44W) exists as the western tip of old Florida State Road 44[1] south of "downtown" Crystal River. The journey of former SR 39 does not end there though, as it secretly overlaps westbound along CR 48 towards Floral City. It runs west to east from SR 44 east of Crystal River into US 41 in Hernando, just south of the southern terminus of SR 200. The painting class will be led by Twis-Tid Arts Show Mom you love her a brunch this year with a Mothers Day Brunch Buffet at The Grill at Pepper Creek on May 14th from 11:00am 3:00pm. The road curves to the southeast as it leaves the forest again and curves straight east as it passes through more local ranch land. [1] Though another CR 495 exists in nearby Hernando County, Citrus CR 495 has no connection to that route. For every 100 females, there were 92.30 males. County Road 470 runs along North Apopka Avenue and East Gospel Island Trail in Inverness and points east. As of the 2020 census, the population was 153,843. The road remains a four-lane divided highway even as it approaches Pine Ridge at West Pine Ridge Boulevard. Radio stations in Citrus County are part of the Arbitron-designated Gainesville/Ocala radio market.
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