Hernando County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate for the county is 165,409. Its county seat is Brooksville. Around 1840, Fort DeSoto was established in present-day Hernando County in the northeast edge of present-day Brooksville to protect settlers in the area from Native Americans. Fort DeSoto became a small community center, trading post, and way station on the route to Tampa. When settlement by the fort began around 1845, it was alternatively known as Pierceville.
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