Pasco County’s planning and development department has unveiled its new Historical and Cultural Resources web page, which provides a wealth of information about Pasco County’s history.
For instance, a county news release says the website reveals that the year Pasco became a county — 1887 — Grover Cleveland was the 22nd president of the United States, construction began on the Eiffel Tower, and the first official Groundhog Day was observed in Pennsylvania.
The page was launched in October, during National Community Planning Month.
Resources on the web page include:
- Videos highlighting Pasco’s historic and archaeological sites
- A map of historic places in Pasco County
- Links to Pasco County landmarks and museums
- A link to resources for developers, relating to Florida state statutes and the county’s land development code
- An Application for Certificate of Appropriateness pertaining to historic preservation
“Our community has shown significant public interest in protecting our county’s resources,” Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey said, in the release. “As our county grows, we must have awareness of the importance of preserving our historical origins and information.”
Pasco County works closely with organizations such as the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and shares a similar mission of preserving and promoting the county’s diverse architectural, historical and cultural heritage, the news release says.
Published November 15, 2023