Part A--General Infg79atign
Istachatta is in Central Florida, 11 miles northeast of.the.county seat,
Brooksville; 45 miles south of Ocala, and 50 miles northeast of Tampa,
It is on the Withlacoochee River. The elevation is 52 feet.
A county hard road leads to U. S. Highway 41 about four miles away., The
Atlantic Coast Line provides freight and express service. Air and rail
service is not available.
Hernando County had a population of 5,672 in 1945. The population of
Istachatta is about 200.
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(From observations at Brooksville, Floride)
Istachatta is an Indian name meaning red manls crossings. Hernando De Soto
on his historic march from near Tarmpa to the Mississippi River crossed-
the Withlacoochee River here. Narvaez, Spanish explorer and first
governor of Florida from Spain, on his ill-fated adventure to the north
from St. Petersburg crossed the Withlacoochee River near Istachatta.
6. Iajior Sources of Income;
Tourist trade and stores provide the main sources of income.
Part B-Recreation and Entertainment
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uaeil, duck, turkeys, squirrels, deer, and bear are found in this
section. There are no posted hunting grounds in this area. Hunting
lodges and hunting guides are not available.
Fresh water bream, bass, trout, and catfish are caught in the
Withlacoochee River. TaylorT'sFishing Gai.p'hass'boats for rent,
bait and fishing tackle, fishing guides, ard six cabins. There are
several other camps along the river.
There are no hotels, guest homes, or specialized eating 'places in
Istachetta. There is a well euuiped trailer and tourist camp with
store and cabins at junction of stachatta Road and U. S. Highway 41,
Further.information.on Istachatta can be obtained-from:
M is's Lisa Von Borowsky
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