In the late-19th Century, the Orange Belt Railway ran through eastern Hernando County, and was acquired by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1902. As with many rural communities in Florida, lumber mills were established along the line, prior to acquisition.
In 1921, the regional head of the ACL, moved the station southwest of Riverland to the community of Richloam. Postmaster Sidney Brinson moved the Riverland Post Office to Richloam in 1922, and a general store would soon follow. From that point on, the community resembled that of the Wild West. Chief among these instances was a gunfight over a dog that lead to the shooting of a Pasco County Deputy Sheriff. The store was rebuilt after a 1928 robbery and fire, but devastated by the Great Depression."
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While doing a photo shoot in Pasco County, Eddie and I located a 1928 General store and (once) Post Office in Webster. It's throw back in time to visit. The outside is perfect for photographing - the ground level porch, a rocking chair and the Richloam signage. There are many things to purchase inside, and after talking to the owner, one feels the urge to buy a snack, soda or whatever. If you like history and General Stores of the past - Rickloam is the place to visit.
When in Webster, on a Monday only, a must trip is to the Webster Flea market. Acres and acres of vendors selling clothes, vegetables, hardware and much more. Click Webster Market
- Interior and Exterior building photos
- Historical Marker
- Post Office Boxes
- People and shops in the Webster Market
Address: 38219 Richloam Clay Sink Road, Webster, Fl
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Wiki ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webster,_Florida
Rickloam General Store http://www.richloamstore.com/