Neighbors & Communities
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Desoto County, Florida
Our Neighbors and the Communities of the Past and Present

 

Rand McNally Railroad Map 1900
American Memory Collection
Present County Boundries ~ 1921
Original County Boundries ~ 1887
Communities in red are still a part of Desoto County, Florida

Adrian, Arcadia, Avon Park, Bowling Green, Brownville, Buchanan, Bunker, Castalia, Charlie Apopka, Charlotte Harbor, Cleveland, Coker, Crewsville, Fish Eating Creek, Fort Bassinger, Fort Green, Fort Ogden, Fort Winder, Gardner, Grove City, Hartsuff, Hawthorne, Horse Creek, Hull, Joshua Creek, Lily, Limestone, Locklar, Maud, Nocatee, Oak Hill, Ona, Owens, PineLevel, Popash, Punta Gorda, Sweetwater, Tasmania, Trabue, Vandola, Venus, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs


Popash, Hardee Co, FL
 
A little known fact.....

When the original county of Desoto was formed out of Manatee Co in 1887, it contained 3,750 square miles, a comparible size to the state of Rhode Island. It extended from about thirty miles inland from the west coast to Lake Okeechobee, north to Polk Co, and south to Lee Co. Today Desoto Co contains about 650 square miles. In 1921 it was separated to create the 5 new counties of Desoto, Hardee, Highlands, Glades, and Charlotte. 


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