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Zephyrhills
Pasco County, Florida

ZipCodes
33539, 33540, 33541, 33542, 33544

Motto
The City of Pure Water



Page Contents for Zephyrhills, Florida

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Zephyrhills is approximately 10,690 2000, 13288 2010.
The approximate number of families is 4,920 2000, 5875 2010.
The amount of land area in Zephyrhills is 15.067 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.139 sq kilometers.
The distance from Zephyrhills to Washington DC is 797 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 200 miles. (as the crow flies)
Zephyrhills is positioned 28.23 degrees north of the equator and 82.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

north of Lakeland and 35 miles northeast of Tampa. Dade City, the county seat, is just nine miles to the north.

Here is a map page for Zephyrhills.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Zephyrhills.

This area was first known as Abbott after a Dr. J.M. Abbott who practiced medicine here. Simon J. Temple named the community after buying several hundred acres of land from the Florida Railwy and Navigation Corp on 11 November 1886. The town became official on 18 April 1888. The name was further amended to include station after Abbott in 1896. Early on, there were many pine trees here. These trees were first used for turpentine production, then they were cut down for lumber. Afterward, the stumps were taken out and the land planted with citrus. In 1909, a Civil War veteran, Howard B. Jeffries, chose Abbott Station as a veteran's colony. While he was presenting it to some prospective residents, he heard someone remark about the rolling hills and zephyr-like breezes. He particularly liked the sound of the words and decided to name his new colony Zephyrhills. The name was officially changed on 10 March 1910. The town was later incorporated in 1914. It continued to be known for its citrus as well as for it famous pure water. The community and surrounding areas continue to grow with over 55,000 combined residents in 2003. During the winter, thousands of snowbirds from the north flock to the area for its warm weather and wonderful scenery.
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Attractions

Learn more about Zephyrhills at this informative site.

The Depot Museum
The 1927 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot was purchased in 1989 and moved to a new location. Restoration of the 2,700 square foot building began in 1997 with a grant from the State Department of Transportation. The Zephyrhills Depot Museum opened October 20, 1998.
39110 South Avenue
Zephyrhills, Florida 33540
Phone: 813-783-1685
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Zephyrhills City Government

The City of Zephyrhills

Zephyrhills City Hall
5335 8th St
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
Phone: 813-780-0000

Zephyrhills has a council/manager form of government. The council is made up of five members.



Zephyrhills Police Department
5344 Ninth Street
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
Phone: 813-780-0050
EMERGENCY: 911

Zephyrhills Chamber

Zephyrhills Chamber Of Commerce
38550 5th Ave
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Phone: 813-782-1913


Central Pasco Chamber
6221 Land O' Lakes Blvd.
P.O. Box 98
Land O' Lakes, FL 34639
Phone: 813-996-5522
Fax: 813-996-1097
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Zephyrhills Organizations

Zephyrhills Chamber Of Commerce
38550 5th Ave
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Phone: 813-782-1913


Central Pasco Chamber
6221 Land O' Lakes Blvd.
P.O. Box 98
Land O' Lakes, FL 34639
Phone: 813-996-5522
Fax: 813-996-1097
Email

Zephyrhills Libraries

Zephyrhills Public Library
5347 8th St
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
Phone: 813-782-0064

Zephyrhills Schools

Zephyrhills High School
6335 12th St
Zephyrhills, FL 33540-6304
Phone: 813-794-6100
Fax: 813-794-6191


RB Stewart Middle School
38505 10th Ave.
Zephyrhills, Florida 33540
Phone: 813-794-6500


West Zephyrhills Elementary School
37900 14th Ave.
Zephyrhills, Florida 33541
Phone: 813-794-6300
Fax: 813-794-6391


Woodland Elementary
38203 Henry Drive
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
Phone: 813-794-6400
Fax: 813-794-6491


Pasco County Schools
7227 Land O' Lakes Boulevard
Land O' Lakes, FL 34639
Phone: 813 794-2000
Phone: 352 524-2000
Phone: 727 774-2000



HIGHER EDUCATION


Higher Education in the area. Zephyrhills

Miscellany

The population of Zephyrhills was:
1990 - 8,220
2000 - 10,690

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