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.
Interior and Exterior building photos
Post Office Boxes
Address: 38219 Richloam Clay Sink Road, Webster, Fl
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Links of Interest:
Rickloam General Store http://www.richloamstore.com/