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

September 26, 2011 10:47 PM
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Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
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Silvia,

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

Sounds like Henando County, FL,

Stev

September 26, 2011 10:55 PM
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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.   

September 26, 2011 11:56 PM
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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!

September 27, 2011 08:15 AM
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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!

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