Although Hernando de Soto explored the area in the 16th century, it was the passage of the Armed Occupation Act of 1842 that spurred development.
The act stated that a 200,000-acre area south of present-day Gainesville was open for settlement.
The Sugar mill was not destroyed, but never put to use again.
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He constructed a sugar mill and built a fine home on Tigertail Island, which became a port of call for the coastal steamers that linked the steamers on the Gulf to the world.
A post office was established in 1845 and the 1850 Census reveals that settlers from many places and with varying skills were entering the area, taking advantage of land offered by the Armed Occupation Act.
Compiled by John Mc Creadie Parish & County maps for all Scotland and a list of all Old Parish Registers held in New Register House, Edinburgh, showing dates, county refrence and parish number. Revised 2010 Prices in the sales list do not include postage. The weight in grams is printed after each price and postage is calculated by referring to the table below.
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“During the Civil War, Homosassa operated in support of the Confederate effort and was successful in stopping an attempted raid early in the war.
In the end however, Homosassa was defeated and fell victim to the Union gunboats.
Edited by A Mitchell An indexed list of lair owners and Monumental inscriptions from the New Burial Ground and & an alphabetical list of the lair owners of the St Mungo's Burial Ground. Scott Fairie & Susan Miller Pre 1855 Inscriptions and maps from the following burial grounds; Arthurlie, Bridge of Weir, Cathcart, Eaglesham, Eastwood, Erskine, Gourock, Greenock, Houston, Inchinnan, Inverkip, Johnstone, Kilbarchan, Kilellan.
Edited by JF & S Mitchell Pre 1855 Inscriptions and maps from the following burial grounds; Kilmacolm, Lochwinnoch, Mearns, Neilston, Paisley, Pollokshaws, Port Glasgow, Renfrew, with a cumulative index for Vols 1 & 2.
Homosassa’s growth was interrupted by the Civil War.