Known Cattle Dipping Vats in Levy County, FL



Durring the period between the 1910s and the 1950s cattle vats throughout the state were filled with arsenic and other pesticides for the purpose of controling and eradicating the cattle fever tick. All farm animals were required by state law to be dipped every 14 days. There is now a concern that these abandoned vats may pose a health hazzard to the environment, therefore efforts are underway to locate these vats. The following list are the known vats located within Suwannee County. If you can identify the location of  any of these vats, you are encouraged to contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.




Family.Facility/Site Year


Boyd 1929
Bronson 1929
Brooks 1929
Buck Island 1929
Calf Pond 1929
Cannon 1929
Cason School 1929
Cedar Key 1929
Chiefland 1929
Clyatt 1929
Cobb 1929
Cone 1929
Crackertown 1929
Curry 1929
Dixon 1929
Drumns 1929
Duck Pond 1929
Durrance 1929
Fuget 1929
Hall 1929
Harvey 1929
Highsmith 1929
Hires, Hampton 1929
Jerry Pond 1929
Lamon, Jack 1929
Lebanon Station 1929
Levyville 1929
Longarm 1929
Markham, John 1929
Miller, R.T. 1929
Montbrook 1929
Morriston 1929
Mud Pond 1929
Neal 1929
Otter Creek 1929
Peterson 1929
Priest, E. 1929
Randall 1929
Sand Pond 1929
Shell Pond 1929
Sims 1929
Six Mile Still 1929
Smith Prairie 1929
Stafford Pond 1929
Stephans 1929
Toney Walker F 1929
Walker, Fannie 1929
Walker, Joe 1929
Wannomaker, Si 1929
Webster 1929
West Tie Camp 1929
Williston 1929
Wolf School 1929


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted by Linda Flowers

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