Thank you for visiting our website and we hope that you will visit to view these stories, pictures and memories. Remember this website will be not be available after  July 2017.

All stories and pictures submitted for publishing on this web site were subject to edit requirements.

Stories published here are memories from our viewers or EPHS staff.  These stories are not to be considered historical facts.

Web  design by Theresa Osbron Smith; logo picture from J. W. Hunnicutt collection
East Pasco Historical Society Mission Statement

Our mission initially is to preserve the early history of East Pasco County, Florida, including the communities of Lacoochee, Trilby, Trilacoochee and Clay Sink by recording the memories and stories of current and former residents. Later, when we get to the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s as the economy and other circumstances brought about change, we will expand our coverage to include other communities in East Pasco.

Although Lacoochee reached it's hey-day in the 1920's when Cummer Sons Cypress Company built a mill, hotel and houses for their employees, an established farming community had been in place since the mid 1800's.

We invite you to visit our web site and take a trip back in time to a place where life was simple but challenging and a job well done was appreciated.


Be sure to save the following information for future reminders.

Lacoochee Reunion
- Fourth Saturday of September
Questions about the Lacoochee Reunion can be directed to Marion Kaminski at 352-583-5004  or

Trilby Cemetery Fundraiser

Questions about the Trilby Cemetery Fundraiser can be directed to Scott Black, president, at
352/523-5772 or

Lacoochee Cemetery Fundraiser -First Saturday of March
Contact Donald Surrency at 352-583-4445 or Ed Hines at 352-583-3591 for additional information.

Trilby Reunion -Third Saturday of March
Questions can be directed to Scott Black, Co-ordinator, at 352/523-5772 or

First Baptist Church of Lacoochee Homecoming - Third Sunday of May
Contact Donald Surrency at 352-583-4445 for additional information.

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May 2, 2017
The EPHS site is being merged into the site managed by Jeff Miller. 
Jeff has compiled an extensive history of Pasco County that can be accessed through the following link: 
You will find all the EPHS stories under the appropriate title for the area, i.e., Lacoochee, Trilby, etc. 
To view EPHS pictures, select
Historical Photos at the bottom of the page. 
Please bookmark the Fivay website as you will not be able to access it from this website after it has closed in July.
The staff of EPHS wishes to thank Jeff Miller for taking on the task of archiving the information from our website. We are saddened to leave this project but are happy that all the work, stories and photos will be available for your viewing pleasure.
All good things must come to an end.  This proverb dates back to about 1374 and it appropriately applies to East Pasco Historical Society today. When we launched our web site in 2010 we had no expectations of how our readers (if any) would respond. We only wanted to preserve some of the flavor of East Pasco while some of the old-timers are still here to share their stories.
   Needless to say, the response has been overwhelming. There have been more than 11,000 visits to the web site. We have renewed old acquaintances and made many new friends. People have shared their memories and stories in their own words. There has been minimal editing of the stories on the web site.
   An unexpected serendipity has been hearing from people who have never been to Pasco County seeking help in finding long lost relatives, asking permission to use a photograph or just expressing appreciation for our mission.
   "The people here are quiet, hard-working, progressive and kind-hearted. They all think well of each other, and there is no evidence of jealousy, cliques or divisions among them to be seen. They welcome the stranger, be he visitor or intending new resident, cordially, assist him in every way and speed the parting guest in such a manner that he looks on the prospect of returning with pleasure."
   The paragraph quoted above is from an article about Lacoochee in the March 17, 1922 edition of THE DADE CITY BANNER and it reflects the spirit which runs throughout the stories contributed to the web site.
   During the past five years it has been our privilege and responsibility to share these stories as presented to us from people who feel blessed to have lived and grown up in East Pasco County. We three are also old-timers and it is time now to close this special and gratifying chapter in our lives.
   The web site will remain on-line until July, 2017. We suggest you consider printing any stories or photos which are of particular interest to you. We will also appreciate any comments or thoughts regarding the web site.
   We extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to all who have shared this journey with us.
          J. W. Hunnicutt     
          Nell Moody Woodcock
          Theresa Osbron Smith