Brooksville City Map & Facts
By Nicole "Nicky" Sensale, Florida Equestrian Properties
Where is Brooksville in Florida? Major Thoroughfares LOCATION: About 40 miles north of Tampa, and 70 miles west of OrlandoHIGHWAYS: The following highways run through or to the city: U.S. 41, U.S. 98 and FL SR 50AIRPORTS: 1PARKS: 3 HOSPITALS: 1PUBLIC LIBRARIES: 1Brooksville, County Seat of Hernando County for more than one hundred years, was originally known as Melendez and was settled about 1845. A map printed in 1855 shows the town of Melendez as being the Capital of Benton County, now Hernando County.Fort DeSoto, a military fort established about 1840 to give protection to settlers from Indians, was located at the northeastern edge of present day Brooksville on Croom Road about one-half mile east of U.S. Highway 41. Fort DeSoto was also a trading post and a regular stop on the Concor...