Old Florida? You want it? We have it! Look no further than Inglis Yankeetown Florida Real Estate. Just a short drive north of Crystal River, you will find Inglis Yankeetown, Florida. This town nestles on the north bank of the Withlacoochee River. If you’re looking for small town charm, consider investing in Inglis Yankeetown Florida Real Estate.
History of Inglis Yankeetown Florida
Nothing much has changed here since the early 1900’s. Capt. John Livingston Inglis was in charge of phosphate trains. These trains ran to Port Inglis to be offloaded into barges on the Withlacoochee River. Tugboats then pushed them to deep water where the phosphate could be transferred to oceangoing steamers on their way to Europe. The start of World War I put an end to the business.
Nothing much happened for the next 20 years. The locals enjoy great fishing and hunting in this area. In 1922, a sharp operator and sportsman from Indiana, Armanis F. Knotts, was dazzled by the superb fishing and hunting. He touted the area to his northern friends as a resort. Founded in 1923, the town acquired its present name from the fact that the local mail carrier frequently referred to the settlement as “That Yankee Town.” The name stuck.
Inglis Yankeetown Now
What remains are the tales of fishermen, kayakers and birders when they tell friends and acquaintances of their adventures on the waters around Inglis/Yankeetown. Along Riverside Drive, the waterfront homes are a mix of older frame homes and newer more opulent structures. There are a few waterfront lots still available, as well as both types of properties on the north side of State Rd 40. Both villages offer the tranquil atmosphere of bygone days and the superb sporting opportunities that are so scarce in this day and age.
We have agents who are very familiar with Inglis Yankeetown Real Estate. It is located just 10 miles north of our Crystal River office. To find the home of your dreams or to build that dream home in this unique environment, please contact us here.