- Type of Place
- Independent City or Town
- Metro Area
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Sundown Town in the Past?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Don't Know
- Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
- Don’t Know
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
“According to the legend I was taught by inhabitants
of Homosassa, just a few short years before I moved
there in 1990 there was a sign that had been
repeatedly posted and torn down on the only road that
leads to Old Homosassa. The sign reportedly stated,
‘Nigger, don’t let the sun set on your ass in Old
“Also reported by people who had moved there a
short time before I arrived, a civil war had raged
between residents of Old Homosassa and the local
newspaper. Apparently, a young black man had been
hired to mow the lawn of one of the town banks just
outside of Old Homosassa and in ‘Homosassa Proper.’
Some rednecks in a pick up truck drove by the bank
and fired a few shots off at the terrified worker, all the
while shouting racial slurs at him. The incident was
reported in the local rag, which prompted commentary
from readers. As most normal people would be, they
were outraged that such an incident would take place
in their fair county, and felt that the offenders should
be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. [Other
Old Homosassa residents] rose to defend their
citizens’ actions… they flooded the newspaper’s
central office with arguments in defense and even
support of the incident.”
-former Old Homosassa school teacher