Welcome to Dunnellon and Ocala in Marion County Florida
Marion County has a rich and colorful history revolving around phosphate mining, horse farms, natural springs and the movie industry.
Phosphate in them there hills
Five to fifteen million years ago when the sea covered the state, phosphate rock deposits were formed in Central Florida.
In 1881 Captain Francis LeBaron discovered these phosphate deposits while exploring the Florida wilderness. Dunnellon Florida became the hub of activity for phosphate mining.