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The City of Tarpon Springs rests on the banks of the Anclote River, stretching from Lake Tarpon west to the Gulf of Mexico. One documented account tells that the city's name comes from young Mary Ormond who watched the giant tarpon jumping in Spring Bayou near her home. Mary and her father, A. W. Ormond, moved from South Carolina in 1876 to became the first settlers in what is now the city of Tarpon Springs.

The Ormonds were among the first in a long line of resolute men and women who transformed Tarpon Springs from a small settlement into the thriving town it is today. It is that pioneer spirit that the Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society preserves and protects within the walls of the Historic Depot Museum, itself a symbol of that pioneering spirit.

We invite you to learn more about the history of Tarpon Springs and the Depot Museum by exploring our website, and to invest in the preservation of our town's history with your time by working as a volunteer at the Museum. Support us in our efforts by joining the Historical Society and enjoy reduced rates on the special events we hold throughout the year. The Depot Museum is open Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Thursdays through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We charge no admission, but do welcome donations.

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Spirits of Cycadia

Historic tour of Cycadia Cemetery will be held on October 25th 2014 from 10 am -1 pm and includes a Civil War Encampment. There is no charge for this exciting historic event.   Cycadia Cemetery - 1005 E. Tarpon Avenue 



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