Hernando County

Hernando County is located in Central West Florida north of Tampa Bay bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Citrus, Sumter and Pasco Counties. 

Hernando County was named for the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, Hernando County was established in 1843 from pieces of Hillsborough, Mosquito, and Alachua counties. The name was changed to Benton in honor of Thomas Hart Benton in 1844, but was restored to Hernando in 1850. 

Hernando County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
130,802
Population - 2010
172,778
Population - 2015 Est
176,819
Land Area (sq mi)
473
Water Area (sq mi)
116
Total Area (sq mi)
589
Average Rainfall
56
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
60

October 20-22, 2017

Location: Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, FL

 

April 22-23, 2017

Location: Brooksville

Brooksville celebrates Florida’s fastest growing specialty crop of edibles at the Sixth Annual Florida Blueberry Festival featuring 2 stages of live concerts, kids zone, water slide and vendors with yummy blueberry-infused decadence. 

Hernando County School District currently contains a student population of over 22,000 spread out across 28 different schools, including traditional schools, charter schools and alternative schools. With the introduction of the new Aerospace Technology program, more focus has been put on increasing (STEM) learning among students in the county.

May 18-21, 2017

Location: Sertoma Ranch in Brooksville, Florida

This well-known music fest features 60+ bands including Florida's best in several genres. Bring your RV's, tents and stay for this 4 day event and enjoy the complete experience. 

November 23-25

Location: Sertoma Youth Ranch

Groups, Blogs & More

Nature Coast LIFE is an inclusive homeschooling group for Hernando, Pasco,and Citrus County, Florida (Nature Coast). All are welcome regardless of race, religion(or lack of), lifestyle, or educational philosophy. We believe there are as many different ways of homeschooling as there are homeschoolers.... That we all want the best for our children,that regardless of the path we chose we are richer for the company of each other on the Journey.