Levy County was formed on March 10, 1845, and became Florida’s 27th county. One week earlier on March 3, 1845, Florida joined the Union as the 27th state. The county was named in honor of David Levy Yulee, one of Florida’s first two elected US Senators and father of the Florida Railroad. Levy County has a rich history and heritage which is intertwined with the lives of the early pioneers who made the county their home. The county’s abundant natural resources have drawn men and women from around the world to make their fortunes. The completion of Florida’s first cross-Florida railroad from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico in 1861 provided the means for those men and women to share those resources with the world.
The Levy County Historical Society was formed in 2006 by a group of persons interested in collecting, preserving, and interpreting Levy County’s history for the education, knowledge, and enjoyment of present and future generations