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Zephyrhills

Pasco County,

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The City of Pure Water


The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.


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Zip Codes

33539, 33540, 33541, 33542, 33544

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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.

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Location

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

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Zephyrhills history:

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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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Zephyrhills attractions:

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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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