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Historic Citrus County Courthouse
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N 28° 50.180 W 082° 19.812
17R E 370228 N 3190579
Quick Description: This historical marker is located in Inverness, Florida, in Citrus County
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2010 7:23:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM8ACP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 22

Long Description:
Inscription: "Citrus County was formed from Hernando County in 1887 and Mannfield, in the center of the new county, was chosen as the temporary county seat by the state legislature. After a political tug-of-war and several elections, Inverness was chosen as the permanent county seat in 1891. In June, 1911, the Board of County commissioners adopted a resolution to erect a new building to replace the Victorian style wood courthouse on the square. The 1912 Courthouse, designed by architect Willis R. Biggers, includes a copper cupola topped with a belvedere and constructed at a cost of $55,885. Its eclectic design incorporates features from four distinct architectural styles, Italian Renaissance, Neoclassical, Mission, and Prairie School. The building is uniquely situated on a square lot at 45 degree angles. It is historically significant because of its association with county government over eighty years. A restoration returning the building to its original appearance was funded with grants from the Division of Historical Resources, matching funds from the county, and fund raising efforts by the Citrus County Historical Society. The building was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1992."

The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum was reopened in the historically restored 1912 Courthouse in 2000. The main second floor circuit courtroom was rehabilitated to its original splendor. The Elvis Presley film titled "Follow That Dream" was filmed in the historic courtroom in 1961.

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Marker Number: F-560

Date: 2005

County: Citrus

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: by Citrus County Board of County Commissioners and Florida Department of State

Website: [Web Link]

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