The Homosassa River has always been the lifeblood of Old Homosassa.
President Grover Cleveland established his "Winter Whitehouse" on
the banks of this pristine river. Artists like Winslow HomerĀ“s 1904 famous watercolors
of the Homosassa River are always on display at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.
David Levy Yulee is credited with cultivating a variety of sweet oranges on his
plantation on Tiger Island in the Homosassa River.
This variety is appropriately named the Homosassa Orange and is
still considered a favorite fruit today.