History and Artifacts of Hernando County, Florida - The Hope Hill Site

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History and Artifacts of Hernando County, Florida - The Hope Hill Site

Hope Hill Artifacts Hernando County by Silvia DukesLast weekend, my husband and I attended an event by the Hernando Preservation Society, also known as Hernando Past at City Hall in Brooksville. 

The Hernando Preservation Society had a number of exhibits on display from photos of historic buildings in Hernando County, Indian artifacts that were found in several locations throughout the area, historical area cemeteries, and much more.

One of the exhibits showed numerous artifacts discovered at a site off Hope Hill Road.  Originally, discovered accidentally, an organized archeological dig found evidence of the home site of one of Hernando County's earliest settlers  that eventually had burned to the ground. 

The photo on the right shows pieces of a cast iron stove and  carriage parts.

More digging into older layers of earth revealed numerous Indian artifacts incidating that the site up on a hill overlooking the surrounding terrain had been a Seminole village approximately from 1767 to 1835.

The Hernando Preservation Society is dedicated to the preservation of history and prehistoric sites and historical structure throughout "Old Hernando County". 

Old Hernando County extended it's borders past present day county lines into Citrus and Pasco Counties. 

History and Artifacts of Hernando County, Florida - The Hope Hill Site


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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL


I love looking back in history and viewing the exhibits with the artifacts.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 26, 2011 03:20 PM #1
Asheville 1031 LAND BROKERAGE - Asheville, NC
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Hi Silvia~


OH!!! to me this is so exciting! My mother was actually born near Hope Hill...and that was almost as long ago as Hernando DeSoto visited (just kidding)... Great post...loved reading it...now I am going to send it on to my son who is also a native Floridian.

Sep 26, 2011 03:25 PM #2
Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hi Lou, history is all around us and all we have to do is look for it!

janeAnne!  Now, I'm excited!  I wish I had taken more photos of these things!  Thanks for adding the personal touch to this post! 

Sep 26, 2011 03:35 PM #3
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Silvia - The Hope Hill Site artifacts sound like a great piece of history.

Sep 26, 2011 10:47 PM #4
Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA


I so admire communities that balance history preservation while providing for on going community needs.

Sounds like Henando County, FL,


Sep 26, 2011 10:55 PM #5
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Silvia,beside the sun shine and beaches there are so much history in Florida to attract tourists as well as buyers to town. Thanks for sharing.   

Sep 26, 2011 11:56 PM #6
Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Michelle, yes, for local history it has quite some interest.

Steve, if we don't remember our history we won't appreciate the future!

Kwee, you are right, we have it all!

Sep 27, 2011 08:15 AM #7
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Palm Harbor, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Silvia - it is so nice to see that some are still interested in the local history! As a former history instructor, I love learning about local history!

Sep 27, 2011 11:58 AM #8
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