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Levy County

Year Founded: 1951


Story of City's Founding

Incorporated 1951. Established in 1884 during the Civil War, the town was at first called Chunky Pond through a mistaken translation of an Indian word meaning "dance." The city was given its present name to honor an early settler of great popularity.  

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