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Elfers Historical Photo Galleries


    The Elfers Post Office was established in 1909 and the city was incorporated in 1925. The postmaster’s wife named the town after her favorite uncle whose last name was Elfers.

     The Tampa and Gulf Coast Railroad made a stop at Elfers as it made its way between Lutz and Tarpon Springs in 1909.  Rail service ended shortly after the Citrus Packing House burned down in 1966.
      Reverend Jesse Mitchell served as the first and only Mayor of Elfers. Mitchell led much of the development of Elfers. He served 12 years as a Pasco County Commissioner and was elected the first State Senator from Elfers. The Great Depression and high taxes brought about an end to the town’s incorporation in 1933. 

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